Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Healthy and Refreshing Carrot Juice

Most people find vegetables on their own bland and uninteresting notwithstanding that these are the best sources of vitamins and numerous nutrients. Thankfully most of these vegetables can be juiced and the juices are more easily taken down as they taste better and they contain as much nutritional value as the vegetables themselves. Carrots are loaded with these vitamins and minerals and carrot juice is a healthy, nutritious, refreshing and tasty drink. It takes a whole lot of carrots to make a tasty drink of carrot juice. For extra flavour other fruits and vegetables are also included for a healthy cocktail. Adding a root of ginger gives the juice an interesting and refreshing flavour.

Carrot Juice to Combat Cholesterol

Carrot juice is full of vitamin A or beta carotene which is an antioxidant ridding the body of toxins. This essential vitamin also keeps the heart healthy and is responsible for good eyesight. Carrots and carrot juice is also rich in other nutrients including vitamin C, K, E, B6, potassium, manganese, phosphorus and thiamin. Vitamin K is vital for bone health and good brain development, while vitamin C combats scurvy, helps the body to heal itself from the inside out and also improves the eyesight. Carrots help combat cholesterol as they include pectin fibre as calcium pectate an essential inclusion to the diet.

Carrots and carrot juice are a rich source of carbohydrates which provide the body with much needed energy. Essential oils are also contained in carrot juice, which are great for lubricating the cells in the body for efficient functioning. Apart from being a tasty and sweet addition to a meal, carrots also prevent anaemia by encouraging production of red blood cells in bone marrow and the growth of bones. Carrot juice is also known to have some sedative qualities ensuring a restful sleep. 

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