posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 12:53 AM
Carrots should be considered a goldmine of natural vitamins and nutrients. Among other raw vegetable juices, carrot juice is an absolute leader in the
context of the variety of its therapeutic effects, the contents of useful elements and its compatibility with other juices or foods. Nutritional and
therapeutic values of carrot juice were discovered by the health practitioners of early European civilizations. Carrots originate from the
Mediterranean region, where this vegetable was used by the Ancient Greeks since the 20th century B.C. They loved drinking carrot juice for its
excellent cleansing effects and, in addition, it was considered a good remedy for constipation and physical exhaustion. As we all know, no other
vegetable contains as much beta-carotene as carrots. In our body, beta-carotene is converted into Vitamin A, which assists in improving our eyesight
and the functioning of our immunity system, strengthening our bones and teeth, preventing possible problems with the functioning of the thyroid glad.
Vitamin A also has positive effects on our hair, nails and skin. Besides, this Vitamin is associated with good cleansing effects: it can clean our
liver from fat and other unnecessary elements. However, for receiving maximum results for the liver, it is necessary to drink carrot juice on a
The list of useful microelements and nutrients which are contained in carrots is really very impressive. Along with the mentioned beta-carotene, it
includes also Vitamins C, B, E, D and K, proteins, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, aluminum, sodium, manganese, iron, copper and a lot of other
minerals. Carrots contain great amounts of nicotine acid, which is important for metabolism of fats and lipids. The vegetable is a great source of
natural magnesium, which assists in decreasing bad cholesterol levels in the body, helps to relieve spasms and strengthen our blood vessels.
Carrot juice has very good anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous and anti-aging properties. Carotene is a known anti-oxidant, which can prevent
degenerative processes in the cells and has great anti-aging effects. The compounds containing in carrot juice also have antiseptic and anti-bacterial
properties. That is why it can be effective to treat wounds and insect bites with some carrot juice, which in such case will also bring some slight
relief for pain and help to avoid swelling. Also, drinking raw carrot juice can be helpful for lowering the symptoms of stresses and normalizing the
function of your digestive system.