Carrot is very delicious vegetable that is excellent for a juice. It is very tasty and has great nutritive value. A glass of carrot juice contains large amount of different vitamins and minerals that our organism needs on every day. It can provide you with 340 percent of recommended daily dosage of vitamin A.
You will take in 18 percent of daily amount of potassium and 7 percent iron. Only 100 ml carrot juice contains 3mg of vitamin C that is needed by our immune system. In 100 ml of this juice you also have 0, 3 mg of vitamin E that is necessary for hormone synthesis and providing healthy cells. Carrot juice is a great source of B1 and B2 vitamins. Carrot juice is also a great source for fats, proteins and carbohydrates. The main benefit of carrot juice is very high content of carotene.When you have a glass of carrot juice 20minutes before a meal it will stimulate the organism to extract digestive juices and it makes it a good aperitif.
Carrot juice is good for the sight because the carrot contains beta carotene and lutein and they can be found concentrated in the retina. These two compounds protect night vision. The liver transforms beta carotene into vitamin A and then it goes to the retina and becomes rhodopsin that is the most important for night vision. Carrot juice contains a high level of carotene that lowers the risk of breast cancer about 20 percent in post menopause.
Carrot can help regulation of blood sugar, because carotene is linked with high blood sugar. Carrot juice is good for lung health; it protects the respiratory system from infections and reduces the bad consequences from smoking. Vitamin A from carrot juice also helps with eczema and other dry skin complications. Carrot juice can improve lactation and can be addition for calcium therapy in pregnancy. This juice can assure you that the baby that you are breastfeeding gets enough of vitamin A. Carrot juice can help you balance the blood acidity, clean the skin from acne, to fight anemia, arthrosclerosis, asthma, cholesterol, congestion, constipation, ulcers and retention of water.
HOW TO MAKE A CARROT JUICE
Fresh carrot juice
The best way is to juice a carrot in a juicer, add water if you want and drink it fresh without adding anything.
Cooked carrot juice
Other type is cooked juice. Cook one kilogram of carrots in two liters of water. When they soften crush it with a blender and add 5 satchels of lemon acid and another 2 liters of water and 300 grams of sugar. Cook for another 30 minutes and then pour in clean and warm bottles. Cover and let cool.