Monday, 28 October 2013

A Glass Of Carrot Juice A Day, Keeps The Doctor Away

Vegetable juices are a great way to boost vitamin, mineral and other phyto-nutrient intake. Most people don't eat enough fresh plant foods, juicing can be a tasty and convenient way to get these health boosting nutrients into the diet.

Carrot juice is a great source of beta-carotene(pro-vitamin A), B, C and E vitamins. Carrot juice is also rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and potassium. Most people do not get enough of these valuable minerals in there diet, as such carrot juice can be a convenient source of these nutrients.

Carrot juice is traditionally said to be helpful for liver detoxification, cancer prevention, promoting lung health, skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis and eczema, protecting the eyesight, boosting the immune system and preventing anemia.

Dr Max Gerson was one of the individuals responsible for bringing the benefits of carrot juice to the public eye and included it as part of his natural cancer therapy with good success.

I like to add a small amount of dark leafy greens such as kale or spinach to the carrot juice, this not only helps to boost the nutrient content but will cut the sweetness of the juice.

As always its best to go with organic carrots if possible. Most conventional produce is grown in poor nutrient depleted soil.

That is not to mean we should all start downing glasses of carrot juice, as with any other dietary element balance is needed. I feel 10-12 oz glass of carrot/vegetable juice is a good supplement for most adults.

Fruit juices should be avoided because they are too high in sugar and can upset many individuals blood sugar levels. If one has a problem with the amount of sugar in carrot juice you can drink the recommended amount over the day, rather than all at once. Adding the dark leafy greens can also be helpful in this case.