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High in nutrition, these are 5 health benefits of carrot juice

Maybe you already know that carrots are high in provitamin A. However, did you know that this orange root vegetable also has super complete nutrition?

Data from the Center for Library and Agricultural Technology Dissemination of the Indonesian Department of Agriculture 2018, every 100 grams of carrots contains several nutrients, including:

  • Energy: 41 calories
  • Carbs: 9.6 grams
  • Protein: 0.9 grams
  • Sugar: 4.7 grams
  • Fiber: 2.8 grams
  • Fat: 0.2 grams
  • Vitamin A: 835 mg
  • Vitamin C: 5.9 mg
  • Vitamin E: 0.66 mg
  • Vitamin K: 13.2 mg
  • Vitamin B1: 0.07 mg
  • Vitamin B3: 0.98 mg
  • Calcium: 33 mg
  • Phosphorus: 35 mg
  • Potassium: 320 mg

With these super complete nutrients, you can eat carrots regularly to maintain health. You can eat them raw, prepare them into soups, or make juices or mixes smoothie.

Launch Alpha Foodie, you can process carrots into juice in two ways, namely:

Rub the carrot skins clean. If you’re using organic carrots, you don’t have to peel them. Even so, the juice will look brighter and sweeter when you peel the skin. After that, cut the carrots to size juicer and turn it on. Healthy carrot juice is ready.

You need a blender on high speed so that the tough carrots are easy to mash. To make juice, you need to peel 1 carrot and cut it into pieces. If you want the juice to be thick, just add 1/4 cup of water. If you want it thinner, add 1/2 cup of water to the blender.

Grind the carrots and water to a pulp and strain the juice. If you don’t want to filter it, you can add carrot juice with honey and enjoy!

Now, after making delicious carrot juice, now is the time for you to know the benefits of this delicious drink. Don’t miss the reviews below.

1. Increase the body’s metabolism

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You can use carrot juice to accelerate your metabolism.

Menukil from scientific journals Comprehensive Physiology In 2013, carrots were considered capable of increasing bile secretion (body fluids that break down fat) which can accelerate the body’s metabolism.

If you regularly consume carrot juice, it is not impossible if your body weight is still ideal. Surely this is perfect for those of you who are undergoing a diet program to lose weight.

2. Increase body immunity

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Both vitamin A and vitamin C in carrot juice are very good used as antioxidants that can protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. In addition, this juice is also rich in vitamin B6 which can maintain endurance.

In scientific studies contained in Journal of Immunology Research in 2017, a deficiency of vitamin B6 can weaken immunity and inhibit the growth of immune cells known as lymphocytes. Therefore, it is important for the body to consume carrots every day.

Also Read: Not Only Carrots, These 6 Fruits and Vegetables Also Make Your Eyes Healthy!

3. Reducing the risk of cancer

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Cancer develops when abnormal cells appear and multiply. Fortunately, carrots have a high content of antioxidants that can prevent cell damage, so they can help prevent cancer cells.

Based on data from the American Institute for Cancer Research, eating non-starchy fruits and vegetables such as carrots has been shown to reduce the risk of mouth, esophagus, stomach and lung cancer. you know.

4. Maintain healthy skin

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The nutrients in carrot juice are very beneficial for maintaining healthy skin. In one cup (250 ml) of carrot juice can provide 20 percent of daily vitamin C needs. Well, vitamin C is what the body needs to produce collagen which is good for the skin and protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

A study published in a scientific journal The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012 discovered the fact that carotenoids in carrots can protect the skin from damage to ultraviolet A and B rays while rejuvenating the skin.

5. Rejuvenate the brain

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Besides being good for the skin, beta-carotene in carrots can also be used to maintain brain health and fight brain cell damage.

In one 2014 scientific study, workers exposed to chronic lead as research subjects were asked to consume 10 mg of beta-carotene once daily for 12 weeks. The result, they reported experiencing only a little oxidative stress which is closely related to brain health.

How, after knowing the various health benefits of carrot juice, of course you will be even more excited to consume it every day, right? However, when juicing, don’t add sugar, huh. Because, this sweetener can destroy the mineral and vitamin content in carrot juice. Replace sugar with a sweetener like honey or stevia.

Also read: 7 Symptoms of a Weakened Immune System During a Pandemic, Prevent Before Getting Sick

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