What are the Health Benefits of Drinking Carrot Juice?
Many people consider drinking carrot juice one of the healthiest lifestyle choices possible. Carrot juice is known for beta carotene which gives the body Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin E and many minerals. The health benefits of drinking carrot juice are thought to be good prenatal health, eyesight, bones and teeth, liver and nails, skin and hair as well as helping in cancer prevention.
Carrot juice is thought to reduce the risks of many different types of cancer including skin and breast cancer. The cancer-fighting properties of carrot juice are often thought to be excellent due to the high amounts of beta carotene. Beta carotene changes to Vitamin A in the body. Studies have connected Vitamin A with cancer prevention by its antioxidant properties that help eliminate cancer-causing free radicals in the body.
Deficiencies in Vitamin A can cause dryness and damage to the skin, nails and hair. Drinking carrot juice to produce Vitamin A is said to benefit many different parts of the body. Vitamin A also strengthens bones and teeth.
Drinking carrot juice is thought to be extremely beneficial for the liver due to Vitamin A's cleansing effects. Vitamin A reduces bile and fat in the liver. However, for the liver to reap the maximum benefits of Vitamin A, it is said that drinking carrot juice needs be done regularly rather than occasionally. The liver can store Vitamin A.
Drinking carrot juice is also thought to improve eyesight due to Vitamin A creation in the body. Deficiencies in Vitamin A can lead to night blindness which can be very dangerous. For example, if a person with night blindness is driving a car at night, the glare of the headlights from oncoming cars in the opposite direction can affect him or her in a way that makes the eyes not refocus properly. An easy way of detecting a Vitamin A deficiency is to walk from a well-lit room to a dimly-lit or dark room. Your eyes should have little trouble adjusting to the change in light.
Drinking carrot juice, as well as eating carrots, is thought to be especially beneficial for prenatal health. Beta-carotene that forms into Vitamin A is said to be very healthy for both mother and child. Some studies have shown that when babies drink both milk and carrot juice they get the best possible amount of Vitamin A.
The darker the color of the carrot, the more carotene it contains. Many people find the taste of carrot juice enjoyable and surprisingly sweet. Carrot juice does have a high concentration of natural sugar, so those with diabetes should consult their doctor as to how much they can drink. Drinking carrot juice is also thought to be good for reproductive health due to the Vitamin E content.
Carrot Apple juice strongly recommended by a Japanese doctor.
First off, I have not lost interest in short sleep yet. Since I failed my first experiment that I tried to change my sleeping hours from 8 hours to 6-3 hours, I have started to have a glass of fresh juice from carrot and apple with a few drops of squeeze of a lemon every morning instead of egg, sausage and bread. I remembered that I read one of Dr. Ishihara's books a few years ago when I was searching how we can improve immunity to fight against cancer cell. At that time I reached his book in terms of prevention of cancer, but I remembered he recommended the juice as an easy way to fast, which eventually brings in lose-weight. As I like eating well, I wanted to start from something easy but still good for health.
Dr. Ishihara's diet method goes like this.
For lunch, he recommends we should take soba.
As you can see, I cannot live with this. How can I eat soba for lunch everyday? (I may be able to live with spaghetti for everyday, thoughˇ :p) How can I enjoy my dinner when it's always Japanese? No other cuisineˇno, no, that's no way! I know I cannot do this 100% as Dr. Ishihara recommends, I will just follow a glass of fresh juice from carrot and apple with a tiny piece of bread with spread for breakfast. (I will change it to hot ginger tea when summer is over. :p) For the rest of meals, I'll take as I like! This is all I can do at a moment, and I've already found myself feeling it's too much if I have to have an egg or sausages in the morning.
This method is useful if we want to fast, and also to prevent cancer cells from growing.
Carrot apple juice can increase good bacterium within the intestine.
If you are looking for an easy way to lose weight or prevent/fight against cancer, carrot apple juice maybe great.
I hope I can lose extra fat by taking less calories in the morning. When carrot and apple have so many kind of nutrition, I don't have to spend much money to try micro diet. At least I am not bored of the same juice everyday for over 2 months when it's only for breakfast.
The point is to continue everyday and for that, choosing the juicer that is easy to be washed and maintained is the key.