I think that we, the 90's kids were very lucky. I'm saying this because I believe that we are the last generation of kids who have all grown up watching awesome cartoons. I hope you remember Duck tales, Rugrats, Talespin, Dexter, Scooby Doo and Loony Toons. Remember the loony toons character Bugs Bunny? The carrot-munching loveable, clever and tremendously smart bunny. He was the only reason why I ate carrots as a child (and of course, spinach because of Popeye).
Turns out, carrots could be the reason why bugs was as smart, witty and clever as he was. Carrots have amazingly beneficial healing and preventing qualities. I'm sure you too like carrots, maybe you're even familiar with carrot's benefits but I know that you're busy and occupied with work all the time. It's impossible for you to keep munching them all day like Bugs Bunny in order to reap carrot benefits. So despite munching them you can simply sip on fresh carrot juice. So what's up doc? Drink up and avail the benefits of carrot juice for a healthier and better you!
Here's a list of Carrot Juice's Benefits
Got an important function or a party coming up? Thinking that losing a bit of extra weight would surely give you a boost of confidence in anything that you'll wear? You're correct! Here's how you can take your first step towards juicing for weight loss.
Lose weight the tasty way
Peel 2 carrots, 2 oranges and pluck 2-3 mint leaves and blend them together in a blender or juicer.
Add a pinch of black salt (to taste) and Drink Up!
Carrot juice is low in fat & calories and high in vitamins and minerals. So if you're thinking of going on a juice fast for instantly losing a few kilograms, you must add carrot juice to the list. By drinking this juice you'll receive vital minerals and vitamins that your body needs for proper function. This juice is also a great source of vitamins B1, B2 & B6. These vitamins in carrots assist in the breakdown of fats, proteins, and glucose which boosts your body's metabolism and help you lost weight.
You lose weight when you burn more calories than you consume, this juice has a minimal amount of calories and is packed with essential vitamins and minerals that will help your body to meet your daily nutritional needs. A glass full of this juice will leave you feeling fresh and full for a long period of time so you won't get hungry and start munching on something unhealthy.
You must have read or come across the story of Ann Cameron on social media. She is the woman who defeated cancer by drinking nothing but carrot juice. Insane right? But it's absolutely true. I read parts of her story on WhatsApp and as I was reading it I was thinking that it's total hoax. But then I read her entire story on her blog and I was totally blown away. Honestly, it was still a little unbelievable. It just sounded too good to be true. But I found out enough scientific research (I'll mention it as you read along) that backed this claim.
Carrots contain Beta-carotene, a research found that its consumption is linked to a considerable risk reduction of various kinds of cancer, notably lung cancer. It was discovered that increasing beta-carotene consumption reduced the risk of lung cancer by 40%.
Another study observed that intake of fresh carrot juice helped the bodies of women having a history of breast cancer in their family to build its defense against cancer for when consumed eight ounces of carrot juice and orange juice for a period of three weeks.
Won't glowing and healthy skin add an extra kick of confidence with weight loss? Drinking carrot juice for weight loss would give you a complimentary gift of glowing skin. Carrot juice is rich in antibacterial substances, Vitamin A and Vitamin C, potassium, caroteniods and antioxidants. They help in the prevention of early signs of aging such as wrinkles.
It evens the skin tone and keeps your skin hydrated. The presence of essential minerals in carrots contributes in the prevention of cell degeneration. Carrot juice is rich in antioxidants which help in keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Potassium and antioxidants also make the skin resistant to dryness, reduces blemishes and scars.
Carrot juice paired with beetroot juice can prove to be helpful in the prevention of acne, reduction of sunburns and also increase your skin's resistance against the damaging effects of the sun. You must have found carrots being used in home remedies for skin.
High blood pressure can cause massive effects such as strokes and heart attacks. A chemical compound (called coumarin) present in carrots can help reduce hypertension. Carrots are a good source of potassium which is essential in relaxing the tension in your arteries and blood vessels which help in increasing circulation blood flow. It boosts organ function throughout your body, reducing the pressure on your cardiovascular system.
My grandmother suffered from heart disease. I had seen her take heart medication since I was a child and it was the strong medications that eventually took a toll on her other organs causing them major irreversible damage. If you have someone in your family with heart disease then I'm sure you'll know how important it is to have a healthy heart.
Pulpy Carrot juice which is full of fiber and antioxidants, helps in removing plaque layers from the arteries and thereby maintaining the blood circulation. This works toward keeping your heart healthy.
A research found out that drinking carrot juice can lower oxidative stress and improve your body's defense against cardiovascular diseases.
Carrots also work towards lowering your cholesterol and enhance the production of bile in your body (bile helps in increasing the ability to digest fat). It also has positive effects on the levels of good cholesterol (protects your heat) in your body.
You remember Bugs bunny's clear, big and sparkling eyes? Well, thank you carrots! The three crucial nutrients present in carrots, namely, beta carotene (a form of vitamin A), lutein and zeaxanthin are great for your eyes. Your eyes can be vulnerable to many kinds of disorders or diseases (such as macular degeneration and even blindness) if you don't receive a proper amount of beta carotene. Lutein and zeaxanthin, on the other hand work towards reducing the risk of vision loss due to age. One of the most vital nutrients necessary for protecting your proper vision and eye health is Vitamin A.
Deficiency of Vitamin A may lead to night blindness and then permanent blindness. Carrot juice can also reduce your risk of cataract and macular-degeneration which is a common cause vision loss due to age.
Having carrots in any form, juice or raw is highly beneficial for your eyes, its regular consumption can help you in maintaining proper vision and healthy eyes your entire life.
You can make an extremely simple Apple Beetroot and Carrot Juice, or as I like to call it, ABC Juice, to help your overworked liver to function efficiently.
Another benefit of carrot juice is that it helps in cleansing and detoxifying your liver. Your liver is one of the most hard-working organs in your body. It processes the nutrients from food, makes bile and removes toxins from the body. Unnecessary toxins in the liver are flushed out with the help of carrot juice, enhancing the performance of your liver.
Carrots can be used for their antiseptic qualities in the form of laxative and as a remedy for liver conditions.
Carotenoids present in orange vegetables like pumpkins and carrots are antioxidants that help build resistance towards temporary illnesses as well as major diseases. Drinking Carrot juice will benefit your immune system by helping it defend your body from viruses, free radical damage, harmful bacteria, and inflammation.
Carrot juice also contains various minerals and vitamins like B6, K, phosphorous and potassium. These essential vitamins and minerals contribute to your bone health. They also help in boosting your nervous system and improve brain power.
Carrots are also an incredibly rich source of vitamin C. It helps stimulate the activity of white blood cells in our body and it also is one of the most important elements in the human immune system.
This deadly disease is caused when your body produces either less amount of insulin or when the cells in your body no longer respond to the insulin that is produced. Carrots help in regulation of your blood sugar levels and cholesterol (again, thank you carotenoids and potassium!). Carotenoids also help in regulating the amount of glucose and insulin that is used and metabolized by your body, providing a healthier and even fluctuation for diabetic patients.
As mentioned above, it is low in calories and full of essential minerals and vitamins, this works towards resisting the risk of diabetes. So even if you don't have diabetes, why risk it?
Like I always suggest, excess of anything can cause side effects. So unless you're battling with a dangerous disease and your doctor has recommended you to drink carrot juice in huge amounts, don't have more than 2 glasses in a day if you're planning to include it in your weight loss diet and one glass a day if you're planning on having it every day. Carrots are one of those vegetables that are highly beneficial for your overall health. It's absolutely necessary for you to include it in your diet every day, if not raw in the form of juice. It can and will do wonders for you.
Hi! I’m Gunjan, a self-proclaimed tea fanatic and intrigued with alternative ways to lead a healthy life. I firmly believe that we should take care of our bodies because it’s the only place we live in.