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Benefits of carrot juice

By Susan Njire

Carrot juice is extracted from whole carrots and is extremely nutritious. It not only provides potassium and vitamin C but also is very rich in provitamim A. Drinking carrot juice is thought to boost immunity and improve eye and skin health among other benefits.
However here are eight impressive benefits of carrot juice.

1.Highly nutritious
Carrot juice is low in calories and highly loaded with vitamin A, C and K. It also contains plant compounds called carotenoids which act as antioxidants.

 2. Improves eye health
Carrot juice is a very good source of carotenoids including beta carotene, Lutein and Zeaxanthin which are vital for eye health and may protect against AMD.

 3.Boosts immunity
Carrot juice is a rich source of vitamin A,B6 and C which may help strengthen your immune system.

 4. May provide anticancer effects
Compounds in carrot juice have been shown to trigger cancer cells death in test tube studies. However more research is needed.

 5. Improves blood sugar control
Limited animal studies suggest that fermented and purple carrot juice improve blood sugar levels while regular carrot juice also has a low G I,you should be sure to drink it in very moderate amounts.

6. Improves skin health
Carrot juice provides vitamin C and beta carotene, these are two antioxidants that may protect your skin from damage. Vitamin C is also necessary for the production of collagen which strengthens skin.

7. Boosts heart health
The potassium and antioxidants in carrot juice may help lower blood pressure and decrease risk factors of heart diseases.

8. Protects your liver
Due to it’s high amount of anti-inflammatory carotenoids, carrot juice may protect your liver against conditions like NAFLD ( none alcoholic fatty liver disease)

However some varieties of carrot juice may not be pasteurized and should be avoided by certain populations including pregnant women.
Drinking too much of carrot juice may also temporary change your skin color.

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