[dropcap1]T[/dropcap1]hrough out my life I've heard carrots are great for the eyes and loaded with vitamin A. Still many people do not realize, not only is this beautiful root vegetable packed with vitamins, carrots are a vital source of nutrients for the body.
Did you know a high source of Vitamin A is in carrots? The vitamin A in two carrots provide four times the required daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin A. Carrots also provides the body with vitamin B6, C, D, E, G (riboflavin), K, potassium, thiamine and biotin.
This sweet and delicious vegetable is an antioxidant with healing properties. A high carotene intake is linked to diminishing and preventing cancer, ulcers, cardiovascular disease, and infections in the eyes, throat, tonsils, sinuses and the respiratory system. In addition, carotene intake reduces mucus membranes in the respiratory tract and intestines.
Do you need energy? Drink a glass of carrot juice to supply your body with energy and vitality while cleansing your liver simultaneously.
The beauty of this internal cleaner is the normalizing effect on the body. Dry skin, dermatitis and skin blemishes are indicators of a deficiency within the body of the rich vital nutrients you will find in good quality carrots. This wonder vegetable also has calcium, magnesium, and iron with the utmost dosage of phosphorus and sulphur.
Dr. N.W. Walker, the pioneer of juicing, believed the amount of juice one should drink solely depended on the condition of the person and that raw carrot juice could be taken in “reasonable quantities…from one to six or eight pints a day”.
Carrot juice is too sweet for my palate so I tend to blend the juice with spinach, sometimes with a lemon, simply to cut the sweetness and add a boost of detoxifying and oxygenating to enhance my juice. The combination of spinach and carrot is an excellent intestinal cleaner.
Sources: Dr. N.W. Walker S.C (Pioneer of Juicing) and the Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Murray, N.D.