What’s up doc? says Bugs Bunny as he nibbles on a carrot. Bugs knows the benefits of carrots in the daily diet, do you? Let’s dive into carrots, specifically the benefits of juicing and drinking carrot juice on a daily basis.
The simple fact is that carrot juice is packed with nutrients and other essential minerals like manganese, potassium, biotin, molybdenum, potassium, vitamins A, K, B1, B6, B2, C, and E, manganese, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, phosphorus, and copper. Not to mention beta-carotene and alpha-carotene: carotenoids, both boost and maintain the immune system as well as activate carcinogen-metabolizing enzymes. Luteolin is a flavonoid phytochemical that shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects in laboratory studies and anti-cancer effects. Falcarinol and other polyacetylenes are under study for possible anti-inflammatory and other protective effects
As you can see carrot juice has a ton of “good stuff”. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of drinking carrot juice daily.
Improves Immunity / Controls Heart Diseases /Reduces Cholesterol
Carrots have vitamin A and beta-carotene. By drinking a glass of carrot juice regularly you can boost your immunity. The vast amounts of vitamin A in carrot juice can prevent the onset of heart disease and strokes. Vitamin A also helps maintain the healthy lining of the internal organs which prevents infections. Carrot juice also has potassium which can reduce cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk of heart disorders.
Wound Healing/Bone Health
The vitamin K in carrot juice helps in the clotting of blood. Did you also know that vitamin K is essential in the binding of calcium, which in turn leads to faster healing of broken bones? Carrot juice also speeds up healing of cuts and scrapes due to the vitamin C.
Weight Loss/Bloating /Digestion
Carrot juice has lots of vitamin B complex. This is important because B complex is used in breaking down glucose, fat, and proteins that we eat. B complex is also vital in building muscle and increasing metabolism by burning fat. Furthermore, vitamin B complex also helps to reduce stress and depression. The phosphorus in carrot juice boosts the body’s metabolic rate and decreases pain after a workout. The iron in carrot juice not only increases the oxygen carrying capacity of the body but also the iron ensures proper oxygen supply to our brain, leading to mental alertness and less fatigue and stronger workouts. Better workouts, better weight control.
Carrot juice has properties that prevents and relieves gas stored inside your stomach and intestines.
Carrot juice soothes the stomach lining and speeds up digestion. The magnesium, manganese, and carotenoids in carrot juice can stabilize the sugar levels and help reduce the weight as well.
Glowing Skin / Hair Growth / Healthy Nails
Carrots have antioxidant properties and because of these properties carrot juice helps protect the skin from sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Carrot juice also helps repair damaged skin tissue. The potassium in the juice along with other vital nutrients helps improve dry skin as well as tone. It decreases skin cell degeneration and improves collagen consumption. This firms the skin as well as increases the density of your nails. We have already discussed the detoxifying properties of carrot juice. By detoxing your body with carrot juice, it will help remove toxins from your skin that create acne. This detoxification helps with eczema, dermatitis as well as rashes. In turn you have the benefit of vibrant glowing skin.
Detoxifies Liver / Kidneys /Cleanses
Toxins are stored in the liver inside the fat. The Vitamin A in carrot juice helps release and cleanse the liver of the unwanted fat thereby releasing the toxins. Studies show that carrot juice is a diuretic that can help eliminate almost 4% of total body fat. Carrot juice also aids in the expulsion of infection causing microbes in the kidneys cleansing them and preventing infections.
Protects Eye Health
Carrot is good for the eyes. The three main nutrients (beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin) boost eye health. Lutein and zeaxanthin work together to reduce vision loss as we age.
Protects Brain Health & Cognitive Function
Carrot juice has the ability to lower oxidative stress in the brain from carrot juice improves memory.
Reduce the Risk of Cancer
The beta-carotene in the carrot recommended by specialists in the prevention of certain cancers. Regular intake of carrots helps to lower the risk of lung, colorectal and prostate cancers because of the reduction of oxidative stress in the cells. Carrot juice also acts like an anti-cancer agent. The increased intake of carotenoids in carrot juice has been said to decrease instances of bladder, prostate, colon and breast cancers.
Combined with the celery juice in the "Super Charged Supper Juice" carrots, thats "What's Up"!
Stay tuned for the 3rd ingredient (beets) in the next blog.
As always Live Life Stay Young!!