HEALTH BENEFITS OF CARROT JUICE
- 1 or 2 carrots (washed and peeled)
- 1 apple (try to go organic if you can)
- 1 Grapfruit
According to an online website on "Natural Remedies", carrot juice is known for its excellent cleansing effects and, in addition, it was considered a good remedy for constipation and physical exhaustion for the ancient Greeks who discovered it in the 20th Century B.C. There are no other vegetables that contain as much beta-carotene as carrots. When beta-carotene enters our body, it is converted into Vitamin A, which assists in improving our eyesight and the functioning of our immune system. It also helps in strengthening our bones and teeth, and can prevent possible problems with the functioning of the thyroid gland.
Vitamin A also has positive effects on our hair, nails and skin. Besides, this Vitamin is associated with good cleansing effects: it can clean our liver from fat and other unnecessary elements if you drink carrot juice regularly.
Along with beta-carotene, there is an on going list of micro elements and nutrients contained in carrots. It includes: Vitamins C, B, E, D and K, proteins, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, aluminum, sodium, manganese, iron, copper and a lot of other minerals. Wowee! So many!
Drinking carrot juice can be extremely beneficial for pregnant women and young children. Vitamins A and E are very important for normal development of the fetus. Since carrot juice has good amounts of natural sugar, the majority of children don't mind drinking it. For your little ones, you can mix carrot juice with some orange juice, grapefruit juice, or a little of lime juice, and your child will receive a healthy dose of all useful micro elements and nutrients, as well as have a better appetite and lower risks of having a cold or a flu.
(Information taken from various online resources)