I recently bought a juicer and let me tell you I have been in love with it! For a few years now, I’ve loved fresh juice, especially green juice. I was always hesitant to actually buy a juicer because they’re kind of pricey and I was nervous that I wouldn’t “commit” to the juicing life. I finally bit the bullet and bought a juicer because when I added up all the juices I bought from the little juice store up the street, I could have had a juicing machine of my own within a few months! So here I am packing my juice machine home, with no idea what I’m doing. I didn’t know any recipes or what fruits and veggies go well together. I went to the grocery store and just stocked up on tons of fruits and veggies and began experimenting with combinations. I quickly learned that I loved using lots of carrots in my juice recipes. And they have a natural sweetness to them, so you don’t need to add any fruits to sweeten your juice. The curious person I am, I began to wonder what are the health benefits of carrot juice? I mean I’m ingesting this drink every single day and I didn’t even think to look into what it could do to my body. I guess I figures, ‘hey, it’s a veggie, so I should be good’. But I still wanted to find out. Here are a few benefits I found in my research.
I also want to point out that I am in no way a 100% healthy eater. I do treat myself to junk food every now and then. But I really try my best to eat as healthy as possible, especially since I’ve noticed a change in my body feeling a lot better in general while on a healthier diet. I encourage you to join me on this healthy lifestyle and get to eatin’ some carrots little rabbit!
Benefit #1: Improves your vision
Since about elementary school, I’ve always had to wear glasses. I have to get my yearly eye exams, and on this year’s eye exam, my prescription did not change much at all, whereas the previous year there was a massive spike in how bad my eyes had gotten in just one year. So I can actually say that I have noticed a difference in my drinking carrot juice.
Benefit #2: Full of Antioxidants
The antioxidants contained in carrots help protect against cancer, improve brain function, and decreases the risk of heart disease and stroke
Benefit #3: Helps increase skin healing.
This is especially important for me because I have acne-prone skin. So when I have a flare up in my acne, I can be left with bad spots on my face. Carrot juice helps with skin healing quicker and better.
Benefit #4: Regularizes menstruation
I honestly had no idea that carrot juice helps with improving or regularizing menstruation, but I noticed the past couple months that my cramp pains have significantly reduced. I usually have such debilitating cramps that I have to stay home and basically be in bed all day. I literally had to call off work or leave work to go home and deal with the pain. No amount of Advil would relieve the pain. Then unknowingly, I started on my health kick and started drinking at least a few carrot juices per week. I noticed my cramps were barely noticeable. This benefit of carrot juice has been life changing for me.
Benefit #5: Excellent source of Calcium
I grew up believing that you can only get Calcium from milk. As I grew up, I started to dislike milk more and more. I guess my tastebuds changed over time. I really do not drink milk, except for a small splash in my coffee. Once I started making my own carrot juice at home and did research on what I was putting into my body, I was so happy to discover that carrots are an incredible source of calcium which is essential to bone health and bone growth.
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