Posted by: godshealingplants | April 20, 2012

Carrot Juice

Of all the vegetable juices, carrot juice is THE BEST. An integral and potent part of the healthy diet, carrot juice packs a powerful nutritional punch straight to the cells of your body. 

Raw carrots contain all the elements and vitamins that are required by the body. Carrots are one of the richest sources of Pro-vitamin “A” carotenes. When the fiber is removed in juicing, our bodies can absorb these powerful nutrients in 15 to 20 minutes. 

Carrot juice is a great base for hundreds of juice combinations. 

Carrot Juice Nutrition

The healing benefits of carrot juice are found in its abundance of “well-known” nutrients. Carrots contain hundreds of phytonutrients that have not yet been identified. But, here is what we do know…

Just one cup provides this much in measurable* carrot juice nutrition: 

NUTRIENT

AMOUNT

Calories 98.0
Protein 2.32g
Carbohydrate 22.8g
Dietary fiber 3.34g
Fat-total 0.36g
Fat-saturated 0.066g
Fat-mono 0.018g
Fat-poly 0.174
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Vit A-Carotene** 6318.0iu
Vit   A-Preformed 0.0iu
Thiamin-B1 0.226mg
Riboflavin-B2 0.134mg
Niacin-B3 0.946mg
Pyridoxine-B6 0.532mg
Cobalamin-B12 0.0mcg
Folacin 9.40mcg
Pantothenic 0.560mg
Vitamin C 21.0mg
Vitamin E ,alpha tocopherol 2.74mg
Calcium*** 57mg
Copper 0.114mg
Iron 1.13mg
Magnesium 34.6mg
Phosphorus 102.0mg
Potassium 716.0mg
Selenium 1.80mcg
Sodium 72.0mg
Zinc 0.442mg
Vitamin K 36.6mcg
Carotene, beta 21955mcg
Carotene, alpha 10247mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin 786mcg
Lycopene 5mcg
Water content 219.0g
Polyunsaturated/Saturated Fat 2.6:1
Sodium/Potassium Ratio 0.1:1
Calcium/Phosphorus Ratio 0.6:1

 

*There are nutrients present in food that science has been unable to identify but are nonetheless present and beneficial. 

*Eating a carrot raw provides access to about 1% of the available beta carotene, but with a glass of carrot juice, the system absorbs almost 100% of the beta carotene! 

**One pint of carrot juice per day has more constructive value than 25 pounds of calcium tablets. 

Carrot Juice Benefits

Studies done over the years confirm the benefits of carrot juice. All those nutrients and all those known and unknown phytochemicals help to:

  • Prevent and heal cancer
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Prevent both bacterial and viral infections
  • Improve and maintain bone structure of the teeth
  • Aid digestion and promote healthy bowel function
  • Prevent stomach diseases
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Prevent cardiovascular diseases
  • Protect the nervous system
  • Support the function of the endocrine glands
  • Strengthen the eyes
  • Help overcome dry skin, dermatitis, and other skin blemishes.
  • Keep the body alkaline
  • Prevent infections of the eyes and throat, as well as the tonsils, sinuses and respiratory organs.
  • Detoxify the liver
  • Reduce the risk of strokes
  • Prevent diabetes
  • Reduce inflammation 

Wow! That’s one mighty powerful juice.

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