Health Benefits of Carrot Juice
“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.
Our food should be our medicine.
Medicine should be our food.”
Many of us grew up watching the cartoon character Bugs Bunny recite his infamous line while snacking on a carrot. In reality, carrots aren’t a natural part of a rabbits diet, but for us humans—adding this vibrant root vegetable to your diet can do wonders for your overall health and well being.
Juicing vegetables makes it easier for the body to fully absorb essential vitamins, minerals, and plant chemicals, so when you drink raw carrot juice—your cells are soaking up the abundant source of beta-carotene and antioxidant properties more efficiently than if you consumed it solid.
From the edible roots to the green leafy foliage, carrots are loaded with fiber and can be used in a variety of ways. This is one of our juice bar staples and it adds a sweet, earthy flavor when combined with other complementary ingredients like lemon and ginger.
Wild Grapes Bistro & Juice bar has put together a short list of the glowing health benefits of carrot juice and how this plant-based tonic can be enjoyed simply and regularly.
Nutritional Profile: 1 cup of juice
Vitamin A (428% DV)
Vitamin K (21%DV)
Vitamin C (13% DV)
Vitamin B6 (9%)
Trace amounts of iron, calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc,
manganese, and phosphorus.
1. Gives Skin A Youthful Glow
Its rich vitamin A and antioxidant content make carrot juice an element when it comes to healthy skin. For those with a history of acne, rashes, eczema, and other skin disorders—adding raw carrot juice to your regimen can soothe skin inflammation and speed the healing of external wounds.
2.Enhances Eye Health
Our eyesight changes as age and some of us may discover that our vision isn’t as sharp as it used to be. Taking longer to focus on objects and sensitivity to bright and dark environments are strong indicators of Vitamin A deficiency. Carrots contain beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin—three primary nutrients that significantly improve eye health.
3.Boosts Immune System
Carrots get their vibrant orange color from antioxidants called carotenoids. Beta-carotene is produced from these plant chemicals and this process is responsible for carrot’s immune boosting properties. The potent antioxidant and vitamin A content cleanse the body of free radicals, cell damage, and inflammation. While the 3 milligrams of vitamin C in every cup shields the immune system against viruses and infections.
Carrot juice contains an abundance of vital micronutrients that improve overall health if consumed regularly. As Hippocrates said, “Our food should be our medicine” and Wild Grapes Bistro & Juice Bar takes care in choosing ingredients that heal and create synergy within the body.
Eat well, drink well, and as always—thrive well.
Wild Grapes Bistro & Juice bar
1555 Williams Hwy Suite E, Grants Pass, OR 97527
Serving: Ashland, Medford, Grants Pass Oregon US