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As I've mentioned throughout this website, I found carrot juice to be a fantastic anti-inflammatory that compliments the daily intake of herbs, vitamins and minerals. When I started taking it instead of my daily glass of orange juice (which turns out to be inflammatory), the last faint tinglings of my RLS disappeared. I take 3 or 4 gulps with each meal.

Carrot juice has an IF Rating of +424, which is amazing when you compare it to most other foods. For more information about the IF Rating for foods, visit the Inflammation Factor (IF) in Foods web page.

cure for restless legs syndrome A company called Lakewood sells bottles of purple carrot juice.

Purple carrot juice is 28 times more powerful than regular carrot juice.

You can learn more about its benefits through a study that was done in 2010 by the University of Southern Queensland in Australia www.usq.edu.au/newsevents/news/purplecarrotsresearch

I haven't been able to find purple carrot juice in Canada, and I'm not sure of its availablity overseas?

However, if you live in the US, you can use Lakewood's retailer locator to find out which stores in your community carry their products. www.lakewoodjuices.com/store_locator

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Carrots are credited with many medicinal properties; they are said to cleanse the intestines and to be diuretic, remineralizing, antidiarrheal, an overall tonic and antianemic. Carrot is rich in alkaline elements which purify and revitalize the blood. They nourish the entire system and help in the maintenance of acid-alkaline balance in the body.

Being a favorable alternative to fruit juice, vegetable juice is a popular drink all over the world. Amongst these, carrot is positioned as the universal vegetable for juicing. Many people across the world are in the favor of addressing carrot juice as being a miracle juice or the king of juices.

Inclusion of carrot juice in your daily diet certainly improves your overall health enormously.

Carrot juice is also a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals. 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 immune 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 and 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 regular basis.

On an average, one 8-oz. glass of carrot juice contains 20,000 mg. of vitamin A.

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.

The carotenoids are a group of powerful antioxidant nutrients found in many fruits and vegetables. The best known is beta carotene, but there are many others. When it comes to arthritis, the carotenoid called beta-cryptoxanthin may reduce the risk of developing inflammation-related disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from the United Kingdom found that people who ate diets high in beta-cryptoxanthin were half as likely to develop a form of inflammatory arthritis as those who ate very few beta-cryptoxanthin foods. They found that adding just one additional serving each day of a food high in beta-cryptoxanthin helped reduce arthritis risk.

Carrot juices contain certain oils that work on the mucus membranes of the stomach and colon. This helps with digestion and starts your bowels functioning properly. The nutrients in carrot juice helps to clean out your colon and speed up fecal matter movement. Carrots are high in fiber and beta-carotene, an antioxidant, which the body converts to vitamin A. Carrots can make your stools softer and larger. Why are larger stools better? Because larger stools dilute toxins, exposure less toxins to colon walls, and press against colon walls to promote peristaltic action.

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.

Phytonutrients are nature's marvelous provision in healing various diseases. Carrots are also rich in phytonutrients, including lutein, lycopene, antioxidants, alpha, beta, and gamma carotenes, zeaxanthin, and xanthophylls.

As you increase the carrot juice you drink, chances are you will feel a little uncomfortable. This happens when carrot juice reaches your intestines and colon and begins stirring up the toxic layers and materials in that area. This feeling will pass and is nothing to worry about. If you are pregnant, drink carrot juice daily to build up your breast milk and to provide your baby with the nutrients that it needs.


"Carrot Juice." Agro Products (2008) agriculturalproductsindia.com/beverages-juices/beverages-juices-carrot-juice.html

"The Benefits of Carrot Juice." Guide to Herbal Remedies (2009) www.guide2herbalremedies.com

"Health benefits of carrots and carrot juice." Medpundit www.medpundit.com/health-watch/health-benefits-of-carrots-and-carrot-juice

"What's So Special About Carrot Juice?" Hallelujah Health Tip, George Malkmus (2011) healthtip.hacres.com/index.php/tag/inflammation

"Why Carrot Juice?" Healing Waters Colon Care, Huntington Beach CA, http://www.healingwaterscoloncare.com/Why-Carrot-Juice-.html

Treatment for kidney inflammation Ayurvedic Cure www.consultation.ayurvediccure.com/treatment-for-kidney-inflammation/

"Carrots Nutrition: Bodily functions." World Carrot Museum www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/nutrition2.html

"Fight arthritis with these foods." Joy Bauer, TODAY.com (2007) today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21246089/ns/today-today_health/t/fight-arthritis-these-foods


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Thank you to Dan Becks for contacting me and informing me that beta-carotene needs zinc in order to convert into vitamin A.

Dan wrote "On an average, one 8-oz. glass of carrot juice contains 20,000 mg. of vitamin A. It's important for people to know that the carotene in carrots needs to be converted to vitamin A, and that requires sufficient zinc. If one isn't getting enough zinc in the diet, then that carotene won't turn into vitamin A (retinol)."

Below are two articles that support this ...


"The Vitamin A - Zinc Detective Strategy" by Ronald Grisanti

Carotenoids are the plant sources of vitamin A.

The most well studied carotenoid is beta-carotene. The absorption of beta-carotene and its conversion to vitamin A varies among individuals. Beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Of all the carotenoids, beta-carotene is converted into retinol most efficiently.

With this level of importance we may assume simply taking vitamin A supplements or eating foods high in vitamin like carrots, sweet potatoes and pumpkin would satisfy the daily vitamin A requirement.

Unfortunately, I want to share an important biochemical action that may negate any of the benefit derived from striving to increase your vitamin A levels.

As we now know, the important carotenoid, beta-carotene, is converted to retinol. Meaning this biochemical conversion must happen in order for us to gain all of the great benefit of vitamin A.

But it comes with a requirement.

And that requirement is zinc.

Without optimal levels of zinc the conversion of beta-carotene to retinol (vitamin A) just won't happen.


You can read the full article here


"Beta Carotene vs Vitamin A" by Sarah Luck, Nourished Magazine, August 11, 2008

Your fat free snack of a carrot or carrot juice, while loaded with beta carotene will simply not be converted to vitamin A. A low fat diet does not bode well for good vitamin A levels.2. ZincThe enzymes required to convert beta carotene to vitamin A are dependent upon zinc.

If you are zinc deficient your body will not be able to produce the required enzymes and you will fail to convert beta carotene to vitamin A. 80-90% of Australian adults are estimated to have zinc deficient diets.

Alcohol and sugar both significantly increase requirements for zinc and vegetarians, unless they supplement are almost guaranteed to be zinc deficient.


You can read the full article here

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CANCER

Carrots contain a lot of beta carotene, which may help reduce a wide range of cancers including lung, mouth, throat, stomach, intestine, bladder, prostate and breast. Some research indicated beta carotene may actually cause cancer, but this has not proven that eating carrots, unless in very large quantities - 2 to 3 kilos a day, can cause cancer. In fact, a substance called falcarinol that is found in carrots has been found to reduce the risk of cancer, according to researchers at Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (DIAS). Kirsten Brandt, head of the research department, explains that isolated cancer cells grow more slowly when exposed to falcarinol.

According to Swedish researchers, eating plenty of carrots can lower your risk for lung cancer. A recent study found that although non-smokers have a lower risk of developing lung cancer than smokers do, non-smokers who eat a lot of fruits and vegetables can decrease that risk even more. Read full article on Falcarinol here.

Non-smokers with a high vegetable intake lower their risk by about 30 percent. Those who eat a lot of non-citrus fruits lower their risk by about 40 percent. But the real wonder vegetable appears to be carrots.

Studies have found that eating a lot of carrots is a strong indicator of lower cancer risk. That's probably because carrots are a valuable source of a wide variety of substances in food called carotenoids with exotic names like cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. Carotenoids provide a wealth of health benefits, including protection from the damages of free radicals that have been linked to cancer. As antioxidants, they can help fight cancers of the bladder, larynx, esophagus, stomach, colon/rectum and prostate. Beta carotene is an antioxidant vitamin. Antioxidants have been found to lower risks for heart disease and some forms of cancer. Among substances present in carrots are phytochemicals that are thought to reduce the incidence of cancer. These include coumarins, quercetin, kaempferol, and terpenes.

In laboratory tests, when cancer tissue was placed in a vitamin-E-rich blood serum, the cancer tissue did not grow. When a blood serum lacking vitamin E as used in a similar test, the cancer cells divide normally in the presence of vitamin E. When this vitamin is lacking, healthy cell division does not occur and cancer cells are permitted to grow. Other tests brought out the fact that where experimental animals were fed food rich in vitamin E they resisted cancer, whereas those fed foods lacking this vitamin developed a cancerous condition.

The root is prepared in various ways for use on tumours, cancerous ulcers, cancerous wounds, tumors of the testicles, mammary carcinoma and skin ulcers. The juice of the root is applied to carcinomous ulcers of the neck and uterus, cancer of the bowels and stomach cancer. Scraped roots are used to stimulate indolent ulcers.

Cancer-fearers may be reinforced by the knowledge that carrots are relatively high in fibre, retinoid like substances, and the seeds also contain the rather ubiquitous twin carrotB-sitosterol. This, alone and in combination with similar plant sterols, reduces blood levels of cholesterol. This appears to be because beta-sitosterol blocks absorption of cholesterol. It has also been effective in reducing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

While information at this time is incomplete as to the relation of the vitamin E complex to human nutrition and body processes, it is believed that further experiments will bring some dramatic developments. In the meantime, it is safe to assume that, as with all of the other vitamins, vitamin E complex plays an important part in building vital health. It is a wise precaution, therefore, to include plenty of carrots in the daily diet.

Research from The University of Arizona has demonstrated an inverse relationship between plasma carotenoid levels and breast cancer recurrence, and carrots represent an ideal carotenoid-rich food for increasing carotenoid concentrations in the blood. The Carrot Study, completed in 2008-2009, enrolled 68 overweight breast cancer survivors. Participants consumed 8 fl oz of fresh purple carrot juice or orange carrot juice daily for 3 weeks, with a primary endpoint of increasing plasma carotenoids and decreasing inflammation and oxidative stress. Consumption of carrot juice significantly reduced the oxidative stress biomarker, 8-epi-PGF2-alpha, and significantly increased plasma carotenoid levels, though the types of cultivars showed no significant differences in outcomes.

HEART DISEASE

The body can only change so much beta-carotene into Vitamin A and any excess boosts the immune system and is a powerful antioxidant in its own right. Antioxidants prevent free radical damage to cells, tissues and most importantly to the fat in our bloodstream that can lead to blocked arteries and heart disease.

Studies show that people who eat carotene-rich foods have lower risk of cancer, heart disease and arthritis. In a Swedish study involving women 50 years and over, those who ate about one-half a carrot's worth of beta carotene daily had two-thirds lower risk for breast cancer compared to women who skimped on their carotene intake. Other studies show that a lycopene-rich diet protects against prostate cancer in men. And research also shows lutein and zeaxanthin, acting as antioxidants, protect the eyes from macular degeneration, a leading form of blindness in the elderly. And still other studies suggest that carotenes cut heart disease risk in both men and women.

Experiments have shown that eating lightly-cooked carrots is much more beneficial than eating raw carrots, which confirms the ancient wisdom in traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners have always recommended that their patients eat lightly-cooked carrots in order to get the best nutritional absorption. Recent research by Dr. Xiangdong Wang at Tufts University shows that beta carotene can change in the human body into a substance called retinoic acid, which is widely used to treat cancers.

REDUCE STROKE

Carrot sticks or a chocolate bar? When it comes to preventing a stroke, you may want to go with the carrot sticks even though they won't satisfy your chocolate craving.

According to a new study published in the October 6 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association, squeezing 9 to 10 servings of fruit into your daily diet can reduce the risk of stroke by 31 percent. That finding is based on research conducted by scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Mass. They looked at 75,596 women ages 34 to 59 over 14 years and 38,683 men ages 40 to 75 over an eight-year period. All study participants were free of heart disease, cancer and diabetes when the study began.

Each fruit or vegetable serving in addition to consuming 9 to 10 servings daily was associated with an additional 6 percent reduction in risk. The lowest risk for stroke was among those who ate high quantities of cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and collard greens. Green, leafy vegetables, citrus fruits and juices were also linked to a lower stroke risk.

IMPROVE EYESIGHT

Can eating carrots really improve your eyesight? Sorry No! They will help to keep your eyes healthy and not deteriorate as quickly. When your mother said "Eat your carrots, they'll help your eyes," she had a point. Eating carrots does provide benefits to your eyes, experts say. Both vitamin A and beta-carotene are known to lower the risk of eye disease, hence the carrot's association with eyesight. The University of Wisconsin has developed a variety of carrot that contains 3 to 5 times more vitamin A than the average carrot. Named the Beta III, it was bred especially for growing in countries suffering from severe vitamin A deficiency and epidemic blindness.

Carrot do however help you see in the dark - Well - Yes And No! - When you eat carrots, the beta-carotene is transformed into retinol or vitamin A. Carrots are high in Vitamin A, and a deficiency in this nutrient can cause some difficulty seeing in dim light. Vitamin A is essential for the formation of the chemical retinal, whose presence in the retina is necessary for vision. Our eyes have two kinds of light sensitive cells: the rods and the cones. The rods are the cells we rely on to see in dim light. They are sensitive to Vitamin A deficiency, because it can cause a shortage of retinal.

The retina is the light-sensing part of the eye that holds the rods and cones, which contain enzymes that absorb light and allow us to see. When light strikes the retinal molecule, it changes its shape. This activates a cascade of chemical reactions that informs the brain that light has entered the eye. When the levels of light sensitive molecules are low, due to Vitamin A deficiency, there will not be enough retinal to detect the light at night. During the day there is enough light to produce vision, despite low levels of retinal. So it's only night vision that can be improved by eating carrots.

The rods provide black and white vision and respond in dim light while the cones provide colour vision and respond to bright light. Vitamin A helps the retina tell black from white and provides for colour vision. It also helps us see in dim light or at night. When you go into a darkened theatre after being out in the bright light, your eyes are able to adapt because of the vitamin A that you have stored in your body.

So really the answer is they do help you see in the dark, but can only improve your night vision if you are deficient in Vitamin A.

How did the myth come about?

It seems that in World War II, Britain's air ministry spread the word that a diet of carrots (already known to be a good source of Vitamin A, essential for healthy eyesight) helped pilots see Nazi bombers attacking at night. That was a propaganda story originating from Britain's Ministry of Food, intended to cover the real reason for the Royal Air Force's successes: Airborne Interception Radar, also known as AI. The secret new system pinpointed enemy bombers before they reached the English Channel. Apparently the motive of Lord Woolton (the Minister for Food) was twofold — it also encouraged folks to eat more vegetables (that could be grown in your own backyard) during ration time, when meat and imports were scarce.

Eye Health

It's possible that even very serious eye conditions might have a connection to carrots and other things you eat, though it remains difficult to truly determine if this kind of association is valid. If proven, it could then be a factor, for example, in the case of macular degeneration, an age-related eye disease and the leading cause of blindness in older people. (the Macula is a part of the retina at the back of the eye)

The pigment in the macula of the eye is composed mostly of two carotenoids similar to vitamin A,lutein and zeaxanthin which are obtained from the diet. Lutein and zeaxanthin play a crucial role in the eye: these two carotenoids accumulate in the retina, where they form the macular pigment, and they are found in the lens.

The macula of the eye contains (lutein and zeaxanthin) which are obtained from sweetcorn, carrots and other yellow-orange fruit and vegetables as well as dark green leafy vegetables. Poor dietary intake of carotenoids is thought to be the main cause of this condition and those who eat the most carotenoids have at least a 60 per cent lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) of the eye than those with low intake. For more information, contact the Macular Disease Society. Click here to find out more - The Macular Disease Society Web Site.

The Macular Degeneration Foundation also has some very helpful information and free fact sheet downloads - here.

Carrots can also help in fighting conjunctivitis/blepharitis, Retinopathy and Cataracts. Read more about the essential qualities of Vitamin A.

Vitamin A derived from carrots helps to form the inner lining of the eye. Dietary carotenoids from sources like carrots and spinach along with a consistent long-term use of Vitamin C were shown to reduce the risk of developing cataracts severe enough to warrant surgery. Researchers at the University of Helsinki found that supplementation of 20 mg. of betacarotene daily improved the visual acuity of 1,200 males and significantly reduced cataract formation.

STOMACH AILMENTS / DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

Carrots, especially carrot juice, are a sure-fire ticket to better stomach and gastrointestinal health. The ancient Greeks even knew this-they used carrot juice to cure stomach disorders of all kinds. In fact, the word "carrot" is related to the word karoten, the ancient Greek word for carrots. Carrots improve a variety of digestive problems.

Chewing of carrots increases saliva and quickens digestion by supplying the necessary enzymes, minerals and vitamins. Regular use of carrot prevents the formation of gastric ulcer and other digestive disorders. Carrot juice is an effective food remedy in ailments like intestinal colic, colitis, appendicitis, peptic ulcer and dyspepsia.

Carrot juice, combined with spinach j nice and a little lemon juice, is very effective in the treatment of constipation. Spinach juice cleanses the bowels. This effect cannot be expected soon after taking the juice. But within two months, the bowel starts emptying regularly. About 50 mi. of spinach juice should be added to 250 mi. of carrot juice to make this combination.

The carrot soup has been found an effective natural remedy for diarrhoea. It supplies fluid to combat dehydration, replenishes sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulfur and magnesium. It is a good source of pectin and coats the intestines to allay inflammation. It checks the growth of harmful bacteria and prevents vomiting. It is especially useful for children. 1/2 Kg. of carrot may be cooked in 150 mi. of water until it is soft. The pulp should be strained. Three-quarter tablespoon of salt may be added and a small amount of the soup should be given to the patient every half an hour. Improvement is usually noticeable in 24 hours.

DIABETES

The diet for people with diabetes is a balanced healthy diet, the same kind that is recommended for the rest of the population — low in fat, sugar and salt, with plenty of fruit and vegetables and meals including some starchy foods, such as bread, potatoes, cereals, pasta and rice.

There has been conflicting evidence as the whether people with diabetes should eat carrots and confusing advice about how much sugar there is in carrots and what their true glycemic number is, and therefore some advisors err on the side of caution and do not recommend you eat them.

The current thinking is that carrots are now an "ok" food for diabetics (medium effect on blood sugar levels), so the advice from the World Carrot Museum is that carrots are fine in moderation and you should, as always, consult your health practitioner or dietician should there be any concerns and before contemplating a change in diet.

Avoiding carrots because of their Glycemic Index ranking would be a big mistake, particularly given all the vitamins and minerals they contain and the low Glycemic Load of each serving. As seen elsewhere in this site, carrots are highly nutritous and can provide significant health benefits for several organs of the body.

When you eat a food, your blood sugar level rises. The food that raises blood sugar the highest is pure table sugar. So glycemic index is a ratio of how high that food raises blood sugar in comparison to how high table sugar raises blood sugar levels. Foods whose carbohydrates break down slowly release glucose into the bloodstream slowly, so blood sugar levels do not rise high and therefore these foods have low glycemic index scores. Those that break down quickly cause a high rise in blood sugar and have a high glycemic index.

Most beans, whole grains and non-starchy vegetables have low glycemic index; while sugars, refined grains made from flour, fruits and root vegetables have a high glycemic index.

If you look at tables of glycemic index, you will see things that should bother an intelligent person. A carrot has almost the same glycemic index as sugar does. That is ridiculous. You know that a carrot is far safer for diabetics than table sugar. So scientists developed a new measure to rank foods called glycemic load. It tells you how much sugar is in the food, rather than just how high it raises blood sugar levels. To calculate glycemic load, you multiply the grams of carbohydrate in a serving of food by that food's glycemic index.

Carrots and potatoes both have a high glycemic index, but using the new glycemic load (GL), carrots dropped from high GI of 131 to a GL of 10. Potatoes fall from a GI of 121 to a GL of 45. Air-popped popcorn, with a glycemic index of 79, has a GL of 4.

ACIDOSIS

The vital organic alkaline elements in carrots help balance the blood acidity and blood sugar.

ACNE

Its powerful cleansing properties are effective in detoxifying the liver, thus overall effective for acne which are caused by toxicity of the blood.

ANEMIA

Carrot's molecules are closest to human's hemoglobin molecules, making it very beneficial in blood-building. Atherosclerosis: The highly cleansing power of this miracle juice scrubs away even the old build-up of arterial deposits, reducing the risks of heart diseases and stroke.

ASTHMA

The anti-oxidants effectively protect the respiratory system from infections and free-radical attacks.

CHOLESTEROL BALANCE

Pectin in carrots lowers the serum cholesterol levels.

CONGESTION

Carrot juice is very effective in dispelling mucus from the ear, nose and throat area, easing nasal congestion, sinusitis, phlegm and mucus in the throat and other similar disorders.

FERTILITY

One of the reasons for infertility is lack of nutrients and enzymes in your dietary. Carrot juice taken regularly, is able to nourish your body back to fertility.

IMMUNE SYSTEM

It does wonders for boosting the immune system by increasing the production and performance of white blood cells; building resistant to various kinds of infections.

NURSING MOTHERS

Carrot juice helps enhance the quality and quantity of a mother's breast milk.

SKIN

The high quality vitamin C and other rich nutrients in carrot juice efficiently nourish the skin, preventing dry skin, psoriasis and other skin blemishes.

ULCERS

The abundance of nutrients present in carrots help nourish cells that have been starved of nutrients which result in ulcers.

WATER RETENTION

Carrot juice is diuretic and helps to eliminate excess fluids from the body, reducing water retention, especially for women during their monthly menstruation cycle and in pregnant women.

SEXUAL DISORDERS

The carrots are helpful in providing treatments for a number of sexual disorders like impotency and erectile dysfunction. Thus, the people suffering from low sexual drive must consume carrots on regular basis to add a refreshing change to the ultimate pleasure of life.

BLOOD SUGAR

Carrots, especially the carrot juice is considered as a tried and trusted technique to control the level of blood, thereby eliminating the risk of diabetes.

BLOOD PRESSURE

Carrots are also eligible to maintain an appropriate level of cholesterol in human body and also, keeping blood pressure at a desirable level. Thus, you may bring goodness to your heart by eating carrots on regular basis.

ADRENAL GLANDS

These fibrous vegetables also qualify to keep adrenal glands and its working in a good condition. This helps to fight a number of infections to which, human body is prone to a greater extent.

ATHEROSCLEROSIS

This miraculous cleansing power of juices helps scrub away built-up fat deposits on arterial walls, reducing risk of heart attack and stroke, while often eliminating need for medications due to high blood pressure.

"Carrot Juice." Agro Products (2008) agriculturalproductsindia.com/beverages-juices/beverages-juices-carrot-juice.html

"The Benefits of Carrot Juice." Guide to Herbal Remedies (2009) www.guide2herbalremedies.com

"Health benefits of carrots and carrot juice." Medpundit www.medpundit.com/health-watch/health-benefits-of-carrots-and-carrot-juice

"What's So Special About Carrot Juice?" Hallelujah Health Tip, George Malkmus (2011) healthtip.hacres.com/index.php/tag/inflammation

"Why Carrot Juice?" Healing Waters Colon Care, Huntington Beach CA, http://www.healingwaterscoloncare.com/Why-Carrot-Juice-.html

Treatment for kidney inflammation Ayurvedic Cure www.consultation.ayurvediccure.com/treatment-for-kidney-inflammation/

"Carrots Nutrition: Bodily functions." World Carrot Museum www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/nutrition2.html

"Fight arthritis with these foods." Joy Bauer, TODAY.com (2007) today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21246089/ns/today-today_health/t/fight-arthritis-these-foods

"The inverse relationship between plasma carotenoid levels and breast cancer recurrence." Amy Butalla, M.S., University of Arizona, Department of Nutritional Sciences (2009).


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In short, you simply cannot get the same benefits of carrot juice by eating carrots.

According to Dr. Kirschner (M.D.) in his book Live Food Juices, eating a carrot forces your digestive system to separate the carrot fiber from the carrot juice. This uses a lot of energy and destroys over 65% of the nutrients in the process.

Dr. Kirschner goes on to say that juicing carrots before consuming them is a different story. The juicing machine removes the pulp for you, eliminating much of the digestive process. As a result, 92% of the nutrients are available at cellular level for almost immediate use.

It takes approximately one pound of carrots to produce eight ounces of carrot juice. Few people could eat a pound of carrots even if the nutrient intake was the same. Consuming eight ounces of carrot juice is much easier.

"Carrots Nutrition: Bodily functions." World Carrot Museum www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/nutrition2.html


















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