Many people want to contribute their own health with a healthy diet that includes pressed vegetable juices. However, it is known that most of these juices have not particularly pleasant taste. Therefore, the carrots can be of great help in making vegetable juices more bearable. It perfectly combines with fruit and vegetable juices, enriching them, apart from improving taste, with nutrients needed for normal body functioning.
Carrot is rich in beta-carotene which the body converts into vitamin A. This vitamin strengthens the white blood cells to fight infection and assists in healing wounds. All in all, carrot strengthens the immune system, increasing the body resistance to disease.
Vitamin A and carotenoids have anti-oxidant properties which reduce the effects of free radicals - the main cause of heart diseases and cancer. This means that regularly drinking carrot juice reduces the risk of these diseases.
In addition, carrots traditionally have been using in the prevention of eye diseases. Mothers often advise their children to eat carrots in order not to wear glasses in the future. It is proved that the carotenoid lutein, which is abundant in carrots, significantly reduce the risk of eye disease known as macular degeneration.
Carrots also contain vitamins B, C, D, E, K, calcium, iron, phosphorous, and potassium. It is proven that carrot is ideal proportion of these nutrients which has a greater effect than supplements of derived ingredients.
When buying carrots smaller, harder and bright orange examples, indicating a high percentage of beta-carotene should be chosen. If there is a possibility, one should always buy carrots organic origin which was not treated with pesticides.
Before storing carrots, it is necessary to department greens because it pulls moisture and vitamins. Carrots need to keep away from potatoes and apples in order to avoid its bitter taste, because the aforementioned foods emit ethylene gas.
Prior to the preparation of carrot juice, it is very important to wash the carrots and scrape its surface layer due to possible traces of pesticides.
A full sized carrot a day provides the necessary amount of vitamin A. However, considering that by making the juice rejects pulp that contains valuable fiber 4 carrots a day can be used. Bearing in mind that carrots contain more sugar than other vegetables, it should be combined with it in order to establish equilibrium intake of nutrients. For example, juice from carrots and green vegetables can be made. It takes 2-3 carrots, 2 sticks of celery, 2 handfuls of spinach and 1 handful of parsley which puts all together in a juicer. Then, the mixture is blended and drinks right away in concentrated form or thinned with water.