September 19, 2014

Benefits of Carrot Juice

Carrot is one of my favorite vegetable. Aside from malunggay, I always have a steady supply of carrots in my kitchen because I mix it with my favorite dishes like afritada, chicken curry, macaroni soup, spaghetti, lasagna and more. 

I take at least one tall glass of carrot juice each day for it helps burn fat and increase metabolism. For those who like to trim down and have glowing and beautiful skin, you've go to start liking Bugs Bunny's favorite veggie.  Not only that, carrot juice increases hair growth, increases nail strength, prevents acne, fights ageing, help reduce sunburn and also increase the skin’s resistance towards sun damage. Potassium present in carrot juice helps reduce skin dryness and reduces scars and blemishes. It also gives life to your skin by improving the skin tone. It will also help improve hydration and thus keep your skin moisturized.

Here are the other benefits of carrot juice:

1. Good source of beta-carotene, which is associated with a lower risk of colon cancer.
2. It helps treat and prevent diseases and helps improve vision.
3. Improves immunity 
4. Controls heart diseases
5. Helps to heal wounds and keeps the gums healthy.
6. Vitamin K present in carrot juice is essential for the protein building process in the body.
7. Cleanses the liver, that keeps liver cancer away.
8. Carrot juice intake during pregnancy improves the quality of their breast milk.

Got no juicer? Problem solved! You just need a grater and clean hands to make your very own carrot juice. It's as easy as 1-2-3, even my kids can do it.

Step 1: Peel the carrots. Grate the carrots, using the finest hole for easy squeezing 
and to get the maximum juice

 Step 2: Squeeze the grated carrots. It's much better if you have a clean cloth.
Place the grated carrot in the cloth and squeeze.
 This is a great bonding activity for kids, just make sure you supervise them, 
especially when using the grater

I keep the sap as added ingredient for burger patties, pork omelet, spaghetti and lasagna

Cheers to good health!

1 comment:

  1. good job Mendiolables!!! We love carrots but we haven't done any juice yet. We prefer to eat it raw and sliced or mixed it with our salad ;)


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