Health Benefits of Carrot Juice: How fattening is carrot juice, I have just got a juicer and want to know the health benefits, and the sugar content.

(Oct 9, 2007)


Carrot juice is widely known and accepted as one of the healthiest possible lifestyle choices. It is believed that drinking carrot juice takes care of almost all nutritional requirements. While it is true that carrot juice is rich in Beta Carotene and is a rich source of vitamins A, B and E, carrot juice is perhaps one of the most food sources that takes care of all organs and also acts as an antioxidant to help fight cancer.

Carrot juice is great for maintaining prenatal health. It is also great for maintaining good health of the teeth, bones, eyesight, liver, hair, nails and skin. Of course the anti-oxidant properties make carrot juice extremely nutritious. A glass of carrot juice everyday is perhaps the best ways to keep skin and breast cancer at bay. The high traces of beta carotene boost the anti-oxidant properties of carrot juice. It is the beta carotene that converts into vitamin A inside the body. The vitamin A fights to eliminate the free radicals in the body and hence fights cancer.

Vitamin A also has great cleansing effects in the body. Vitamin A gets stored in the liver and reduces the fat and the bile accumulated in there, therefore cleansing it thoroughly and making sure that it works properly. Drinking carrot juice regularly makes sure that your liver remains healthy.

The deficiency of Vitamin A leads to night blindness and colour blindness. The cones and rods in the eye that are essential for seeing in the dark and discerning color can deplete if the body develops a deficiency of Vitamin A. Carrot juice provides a healthy supply of the vitamin, taking care that there is no deficiency and your eyesight remains perfect.

Vitamin A and E are also good for the health of the fetus. Carrot juice which contains both Vitamin A and E is therefore indispensable for maintaining prenatal health. If your carrot juice is deep in colour, it contains more quantity of vitamin A.

Carrot juice is easy to prepare at home if you have a mixer. Usually the juice available in the market will have added sugar. Freshly squeezed juice of carrot already has high concentration of sugar, so it is better that you consume the juice that you squeeze at home. If you are diabetic, it is advisable to consult your doctor before you begin to drink carrot juice on a regular basis.

answered by G M on Sep 17, 2009, 1:33:32

Carrot juice health benefits

There is often a tendency to exaggerate the health benefits of one particular vegetable, fruit, or herb, but with carrots, there are indeed a large number of health benefits. Carrot juice might not be the cure for all ills as it is sometimes made out to be, but certainly helps with certain ailments and can contribute to your overall health.

Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A, which helps the body in many ways, the most well known of which is probably vision. Carrots also contain several other vitamins, as well as a number of minerals. They also contain antioxidants, which are extremely important in controlling disease and ageing. Another important component in carrots is dietary fiber, but this is lost to some extent when you juice carrots.

As far as sugar is concerned, carrots contain medium amounts of sugar, so you do not need to worry. Of course, anything in excess is bad, so do not overdose on carrot juice, especially if you feel you need to control your intake of sugar and carbohydrates in general. Beyond a certain point, an excess of carrots can also cause your skin to turn orange (which is harmless and temporary), and liver damage due to an excess of Vitamin A (which is a lot more serious).

answered by M W on Mar 3, 2008, 12:04:28


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