2009-07-14

Juice: Carrot

I have started to make healthy mix vegetable and fruit juice for my hubb and myself in the weekend mornings as our breakfast.

The vegetable that I commonly used were carrots. I will then mix with either apples, tomatoes, oranges or celery. However, I only made fresh orange or fresh apple juice for them, as May was throwing out the mixed vegetable and fruit juice at one time. So, I don't dare to make them any fancy combination juice at the moment.
Wash everything, peel the carrots and cut into sections where needed.
Juice everything. Health Benefits of Carrot Juice
Carrot Juice is said to kill off bacteria and viruses, and has been used successfully in many cancer cures. It removes toxins from the body, improves the health of the liver and the digestive tract.
How much carrot juice should I drink?
A 8oz glass of fresh raw carrot juice each day is a lovely way to improve and maintain your health.
After eating a diet high in raw foods for a while - or straight away if your lucky - your body will tell you if it wants carrot juice or not.
Detoxification Symptoms
Drinking carrot juice may turn your skin yellow. This can happen when the liver is getting rid of stored toxins. It's not suppose to be harmful but you may not want to go around looking orange! Diluting your carrot juice with water or other juices should help your body flush out the toxins and restore your normal skin tone.
If you are drinking lots of carrot juice you may turn orange because of the beta-carotene. This is probably natures way of tell you you are drinking too much! If you are drinking lots of carrot juice because you have cancer please do make sure you are lovingly supported and supervised by a qualified doctor.
Carrot Nutrition
Carrots are nearly 90% water! Carrot juice gives you the benefits of eating raw carrots, without all the chewing and munching. Carrot juice does not contain any fiber, which makes it very easy to digest.
Fiber plays an important part in the health of the digestive tract, and helps to remove toxins from the body. Juices are usually consumed as part of a healthy balanced diet that is naturally rich in fiber, from whole fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains.
The nutrients in carrot juice include:
Vitamins
Very high in Vitamin A - this comes in the safe form of beta-carotene which the body is able to convert to Vitamin A as required. Also contains Vitamin K and Vitamin C, plus smaller amounts of the B complex vitamins and Vitamin E.
Minerals
A good source of minerals carrot juice is high in calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus, and contains small amounts of iron, zinc, manganese, copper, and selenium.
Amino Acids
While carrot juice is mostly water and carbohydrate it also contains small amounts of all the amino acids (protein).
Calories in Carrot Juice
A glass of carrot juice made from the above recipe with 4 large carrots (300g) contains approximately 120 calories.

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