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What are the Health Benefits of Drinking Carrot Juice?

Carrot juice is rich in beta carotene, vitamins B and E, and various minerals.
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Many people consider drinking carrot juice one of the healthiest lifestyle choices possible. Carrot juice is known for beta carotene which gives the body Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin E and many minerals. The health benefits of drinking carrot juice are thought to be good prenatal health, eyesight, bones and teeth, liver and nails, skin and hair as well as helping in cancer prevention.

Carrot juice is thought to reduce the risks of many different types of cancer including skin and breast cancer. The cancer-fighting properties of carrot juice are often thought to be excellent due to the high amounts of beta carotene. Beta carotene changes to Vitamin A in the body. Studies have connected Vitamin A with cancer prevention by its antioxidant properties that help eliminate cancer-causing free radicals in the body.

Deficiencies in Vitamin A can cause dryness and damage to the skin, nails and hair. Drinking carrot juice to produce Vitamin A is said to benefit many different parts of the body. Vitamin A also strengthens bones and teeth.

Drinking carrot juice is thought to be extremely beneficial for the liver due to Vitamin A's cleansing effects. Vitamin A reduces bile and fat in the liver. However, for the liver to reap the maximum benefits of Vitamin A, it is said that drinking carrot juice needs be done regularly rather than occasionally. The liver can store Vitamin A.

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Drinking carrot juice is also thought to improve eyesight due to Vitamin A creation in the body. Deficiencies in Vitamin A can lead to night blindness which can be very dangerous. For example, if a person with night blindness is driving a car at night, the glare of the headlights from oncoming cars in the opposite direction can affect him or her in a way that makes the eyes not refocus properly. An easy way of detecting a Vitamin A deficiency is to walk from a well-lit room to a dimly-lit or dark room. Your eyes should have little trouble adjusting to the change in light.

Drinking carrot juice, as well as eating carrots, is thought to be especially beneficial for prenatal health. Beta-carotene that forms into Vitamin A is said to be very healthy for both mother and child. Some studies have shown that when babies drink both milk and carrot juice they get the best possible amount of Vitamin A.

The darker the color of the carrot, the more carotene it contains. Many people find the taste of carrot juice enjoyable and surprisingly sweet. Carrot juice does have a high concentration of natural sugar, so those with diabetes should consult their doctor as to how much they can drink. Drinking carrot juice is also thought to be good for reproductive health due to the Vitamin E content.

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anon925870
Post 115

Will Bragg's organic apple cider reduce the effectiveness of the carrot juice? I love them both and thought it would be a good idea to combine them.

anon344453
Post 114

I live in the UK and the doctors here "love" us getting cancer as they are in the back pockets of the drug companies. In fact, they "brainwash" patients that fruit and vegetables are "OK," but you still need your medications, Mrs. Smith! So they, the docs, still get their nice little earners from glaxo-smith klein).

I bought a juicer and have symptoms of testicular cancer. I can feel it spreading through my body. However, since taking three cups of carrot juice mixed with half a lemon (without the skin).

the lump on my testicles has been reducing, the lump in my chest is reducing. I have more energy and my blood pressure was 170, and now down it's down to 132.

Brilliant, brilliant stuff. Never, ever trust a doctor or specialist. Trust your body and juice, so we can all live like Jack LaLane.

anon334232
Post 113

I have eyesight problems, so if I drink carrot juice, then will it be beneficial for me and can I get back my eyesight?

anon321095
Post 111

I have just been diagnosed as having firbroids and I am anemic. Will carrot juice help?

anon315671
Post 109

Can I drink carrot juice in the evening?

anon293407
Post 107

I am giving my children six ounces of apple-carrot juice every day. Is that OK for them? They are between 3 and 7 years.

anon276086
Post 104

How much carrot juice do you need to drink a day?

anon275572
Post 103

I juice carrot, celery, and ginger in a cold compress juicer. To each 400ml glass I add 3 tablespoons of chia seeds and a tablespoon of young green barley leaf powder. This is as good as it gets for taste and nutrition. I am very healthy and happy.

anon274508
Post 102

I have been drinking carrot juice regularly for one week. I am feeling better than before.

anon264776
Post 101

I always drink carrot juice as well as apple juice. It's really good for our health. Really.

anon263011
Post 100

My wife and I have been drinking organic carrot juice mixed with organic apple juice for several months now and we feel good every morning. Our office mates were all sneezing due to allergies except us. My kids are drinking one organic apple juice every day and they go to the bathroom regularly now. Carrots and apple juice is great!

mikey62
Post 99

Someone posted that celery was bad for you because it was high in sodium. As someone who has juiced forever. starting with using the juiceman in the 80s, that sodium in celery is natural and good for you and even calms your nerves. It is not the same as salt.

anon253720
Post 98

I have been using organic carrot juice for two weeks now and I find it great for my acid reflux. I would not be without it now.

anon248605
Post 97

Is it unhealthy to drink carrot juice and eat kale daily?

anon246796
Post 96

Drink this to your heart's content, Ever since I have started drinking carrot juice, my hair stopped falling out, my sight got better and my skin doesn't look dull.

But you must avoid sugar in your carrot juice.

anon243017
Post 94

@Jola 11: I drank carrot juice before and I felt great. My pain in the knees was not so severe. I just started drinking it again and I notice the pain is not so bad, like before. I believe in that juice.

anon238943
Post 92

The question was asked if commercial juice in bottles or plastic containers was the same as juiced carrots from a juicer. I just read that juices that are not made fresh, and sold in stores that are bottled or canned will never oxidize.This is because the juice has been heated to kill all the enzymes.

amypollick
Post 91

@anon238755: One cup (236 grams) of carrot juice has 20 net grams of carbohydrates. If you're diabetic and you want to drink a glass of carrot juice once in a while, that's probably all right, *but* you need to check your blood glucose levels about two hours after drinking it, to see if it really elevates it. If so, you probably need to avoid it. However, if it doesn't spike your glucose, you're O.K. to drink a glass now and then. *But* always measure how much you're drinking so you can control your carbohydrate intake.

anon238755
Post 90

If someone is suffering from diabetes, can she or he drink carrot juice or not?

OmarCruzVI
Post 89

Is it ok to drink carrot juice from a tetra pack or should I have the juice fresh prepared one at home? Are the health benefits the same?

anon238269
Post 87

From experience, never juice and drink more than you would eat. For instance, two large carrots is a good serving so only juice two large carrots and you can even add some of the pulp to the juice for a little fiber and maybe a spoonful of protein powder to help keep you full. Do the same with apples or whatever you wish to juice.

My favorite juice smoothie is two large carrots, one medium red apple, one large cucumber, two sticks of celery and a scoop of the biggest loser protein powder vanilla bean flavor. This keeps me full most of the day!

anon225370
Post 86

I am suffering from allergies since I had surgery. I just concluded that it is because of the antibiotics my doctor gave me. I read an article about carrot juice that it can help me ease my allergy. How true is this? Please help me get out of this. --Gina

ambrozia
Post 85

The Carrot Museum has the best info and research on carrots. People have posted that more than one glass, or two glasses or whatever a day is dangerous, but where do they get these facts? They don't really know. Seek out a good source of information, not just random people from a post.

anon218800
Post 84

Try a batch of plain carrot juice with an added clove of garlic. I first tried it that way back in 1999 and have been drinking it like that ever since. Over a decade's worth of 'more-ish', yep, it tastes that good!

wizard00786
Post 83

Are carrots also a cure for urinary tract infection?

anon201237
Post 82

I have been drinking carrot juice for the past six months, consuming a half-gallon of organic carrot juice from whole foods market, over the course of every three days.

My vision has cleared so much that I can no longer see from my contact lens prescription, my eyes do not tire when using the computer at work, and I have more energy, and have lost 42 pounds without changing anything about my food intake (vegetarian), and no exercise.

anon193127
Post 81

I've been suffering from colitis. I've been to the doctor every week for a consultation but it was just useless. I tried carrot juice mixed with malunggay and apple. After six months, my colitis is gone and I'm totally cured.

anon188384
Post 80

I can testify to the healing powers of carrot juice after i saw what it has done for my wife after she was told she had a terminal liver disorder 15-plus years ago. She was told she had a year to live and has been drinking carrot juice ever since and is completely healthy and doing great. I finally even got smart enough to start drinking it myself now.

anon187876
Post 79

how many ounces of carrots to be taken daily?

chornay
Post 78

I love drinking carrot juice. I mixed it with apple and it tasted good.

anon170221
Post 76

Are carrots good for hepa b?

anon163511
Post 73

Will my weight increase if i have 200 gms of carrot juice in the morning on an empty stomach; 100 gms and in evening before dinner 100 gms?

anon161475
Post 71

How much carrot juice should i drink if i am in the process of curing breast cancer? Please advise.

anon157884
Post 70

I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. For the last two weeks, I have used a Champion Juicer and juiced one pound of organic carrots with two apples.

I have more energy and feel better than I have in a very long time, this is the only thing that has changed, I have not added vitamins, exercise or anything else. For the first time in years I maybe able to start exercising and that is exciting. It has been physically impossible up to now!

Try juicing carrots, they cannot hurt you, after all what harm comes from more veggies?

I have been advised to juice my veggies and eat my fruit because of the caloric content of fruit. Makes perfect sense to me.

anon147561
Post 68

i have liver problems like hepatitis c. can i drink carrot juice or not? i like carrots. please tell me something about my problem.

anon140697
Post 67

I have a liver problem. Will carrot juice help or hurt? Also, is it better to drink carrot juice on an empty stomach?

anon139377
Post 66

i don't know about in america, but in the uk we have this drink called kabus and that's carrot juice with different flavors, like there's one with apple lime and raspberries as well as carrot. would this be just as good as just pure carrot juice?

anon137951
Post 65

I have been drinking 8 oz. of carrot juice to help clear up my skin. I also drink a glass of pomegranate juice every day too. it has helped i think, unless it's something else I'm doing, something is helping. anyone else have an experience like mine? I'm scared i will turn orange. i already have red/pink tones to my skin so it's hard to tell sometimes if I'm being paranoid or if i see orangeness.

anon136718
Post 64

Carrot is good for immune system, because it contains iron. --Gurpreet

anon135891
Post 63

you cannot overdose on carrot juice because it has alpha and beta carotene which are precursors to vitamin A. your liver will not convert more vitamin A from beta carotene than your body needs. This is why you must be careful when asserting opinions without knowing the facts.

anon133430
Post 62

I drink carrot and ginger juice every morning mixed in with my wheat grass. However, I read an article the other day about all this wheat grass/ healthy living is mumbo jumbo. I'm confused.

annfrmphil
Post 61

is it good to drink carrots juice if you have a throat infection? what fruits are good fruits if you have a throat infection, because i feel bad every time i saw my husband without doing something for him. Please help me. Thanks and God bless!

anon131018
Post 59

Can we use store bought carrot juice, if we can't make it homemade?

anon125299
Post 58

I drink 1/2 cup of pure carrot juice in the morning and 1/2 cup before going to bed. What are the health benefits i have while the dosage i take of carrot juice?

anon124984
Post 57

Carrot juice is also suggested for skin problems.

anon119799
Post 56

Carrot juice is the miracle cure for just about any health problem you have. If anyone has anything bad to say about it, it's a lie and they don't want you to know it true benefits.

Men that would fail vision tests for the military would drink carrot juice for two weeks, take their test again and pass.

If you don't feel well, you drink eight glasses a day. The only time that you should be careful drinking that much is if you have congestive heart failure or diabetes, or any kind of condition that makes you retain fluid. For health purposes, six glasses is a good amount to drink daily.

As far as your skin turning orange, I will not turn orange drinking eight glasses a day. I've drunk eight glasses a day for a month and my skin never turned orange. Anything over eight glasses is not recommended and supposedly not safe.

Recipe: 3 medium organic Carrots; 1 small green apple (ex. granny smith, pippin). That recipe is for an 8 ounce glass. (If your carrots are not organic, peel them. Same goes for the apple.)

Also, when you juice the carrots/apple you should drink it immediately to get all the enzymes out of it. As it sits it lo ses enzymes. But if you can't drink it right

away, (like want to bring it to work or out with you for later), you can store it in small 8 oz jars (sealed well) for two days in the refrigerator. You won't get all the enzymes like when you first juiced it but you will still get a lot.

You can make juice with any vegetable and fruit mixed except for celery, because is sodium content is too high when juiced, and spinach, because it contains too much oxalic acid when juiced.

Carrot juice will not hurt you. But only drink eight glasses a day (8 oz). And you only need one glass of orange juice a day, you'll get a lot of vitamins as well.

Carrot juice is great for ulcers. I have acid reflux and have used it to ease the burning pain.

The best juicer will get the most juice from the carrots. I use the breville, but the Jack Lalanne and Magic Bullet Express are also good. Those are the best, but really any juicer will do.

Carrot juice does not make you gain weight. Actually, I lost weight when i first staring drinking it.

You could be in your 20's, 50's, or 80's and up to eight glasses a day is fine.

This is a really good and very accurate web page for the benefits of carrot juice. I've had just about all those results from drinking it myself.

There is much more to the topic of getting well and even being truly healthy, than just drinking carrot juice alone. But it is a great start!

And i noticed someone asking about what kind of water is best to use. Distilled is supposedly the best. But purified is good too. This is the shower filter i use, but I've always used their water systems for the sink too. Aquasana makes them.

anon111117
Post 54

my son started to drink carrot juice early morning because of his eye vision problem. can i mix beet root and apple with it also.

anon110145
Post 53

All you need is eight ounces of carrot juice daily!

anon109321
Post 52

Thanks for posting this article. I used to drink carrot juice regularly. really it's helped me to gain vitamins.

Regards, Rathna

anon109001
Post 51

Guys you have to be aware that drinking more than three cups a day will lead to vitamin A overdose and it can be extremely harmful on your liver and your sight.

anon107939
Post 50

carrot juice tastes really good and it is really beneficial for my health. --beth423

anon104199
Post 47

I just bought a juiceman and made some carrot juice and celery juice for the first time. It was not bad at all. I added an apple to enhance the taste.

Where would i find braggs finger from? Will carrot juice help with inflamed muscles?

anon102327
Post 46

I started drinking a lot of carrot juice daily for a week now. This includes, carrots, beets, celery, parsley, two small green apples and ginger. Also at night my eye vision when reading a white sheet of paper it starts to see orange blotches. why is this only at night with some light on?

The second question is, can too much beets cause some adrenal dysfunction or discomfort because of the strength in it? I also am feeling it right as I speak because I know I have two cysts on my right adrenal gland, this I know is because of the beets. Do I have to be careful as how much my intake is, in drinking too much of this every day?

Please tell me what my concerns are because I now have stopped using the beets with my carrot juice in the morning on an empty stomach. Sincerely yours, Gloria G.

anon84015
Post 44

Any fruit that has an acidic base, like oranges and apples and grapes, actually causes a toxic reaction within the intestines. Leave carrots to join the juices of other veggies.

anon74976
Post 42

We love carrot juice we always drink it as soon as we arrive home from work. It's a healthy habit to drink it. Stress and tension will be calmed down.

We combine carrots with strawberry or kiwi or a little honey. Tastes great.

anon73486
Post 41

I drink six glass of carrot juice daily. Is this good or bad for my health? please advise. I love carrot juice!

anon73342
Post 40

The last two years,I have been adding the Bragg's raw, unfiltered apple cider in my juiced carrots, and it actually enhances the taste of the carrot juice! One teaspoon per glass.

anon72754
Post 39

I enjoy drinking carrot juice. I drink it quite often and it aids with my weight problem and my anemic condition.

anon72466
Post 38

How much carrot juice per day should b taken. How long it will take to mix in our body. Will taking carrot juice cure ulcers or gastric ulcer. Is it a good remedy?

anon71927
Post 37

how many carrots does it take to drink before your skin turns orange?

anon71800
Post 36

can you take a calcium when you're drinking carrot juice every day?

anon71164
Post 35

I drink fresh carrot juice almost every day. I love it. I have a champion juicer and make a few days worth. I feel great after I drink it. You can add anything you want including ginger, mint,beets,kale, whatever you want.

anon65833
Post 30

I had heard that, by consuming carrot juice you can gain weight. is it true or not? Please tell me.

anon65599
Post 29

i drink carrot juice and also my daughter. i'm stopping to take any food supplement. carrot juice and apples are the best and feels great and healthy.

anon64833
Post 28

I've been drinking fresh made carrot juice using the same juicer from acme that I bought about 30 years ago. Just about every day. I now make it with celery and ginger. I really like it.

anon64797
Post 27

how much carrot juice should an adult male in his early 40s drink? I don't have a juicer or blender. what brand do you all recommend?

anon64727
Post 26

This is a nice article on the topic.

anon63343
Post 25

I drink organic carrot juice every day in my blender, with celery, onions, melon and grapefruit and sometimes an avocado to emulsify. It takes some getting used to but I feel wonderful.

anon63305
Post 24

drinking carrot juice with milk tastes good and i get a cool feeling in my stomach.

anon62621
Post 23

The question was asked if you can drink carrot juice on a daily basis. I have been drinking juiced carrots daily for 13 years. My father and four brothers all died in their 40s, 50s and 60s of heart disease, so I also had heart disease, because of the family history.

I had a heart attack and a severe bleeder stroke two years later, but today at age 73 feel much younger. I have good levels of cholesterol and BP.

anon62481
Post 22

I drink raw carrot juice every day. I juice it myself. I also drink the super juice known as Jule of the Orient with my carrot juice. My friends and family are asking me how I stay so young looking It's simple it's the juice. I feel 21 again.

anon62312
Post 21

how can carrot juice treat hepa b?

anon57792
Post 20

Read about an interview with Jack LaLanne and the feats that he accomplished at ages 40, 42, 60, 70s was amazing. He towed a boat with 170 persons handcuffed and shackled over one mile!

anon57620
Post 19

I am from Cebu. Carrots just cost 10 to 20 pesos per kilo. I've been drinking carrot juice for almost two months. I juice and take a kilo of carrots daily that yields two glasses. I feel good, especially my face -- it became younger looking. I am not using my eyeglasses anymore.

anon51891
Post 17

i have abdominal pain. is it ok for me to drink carrot juice? Are there any side effects that would occur? thanks.

anon49116
Post 16

I find that within a few doses of carrot juice, the raggy skin around my fingernails clears up, even though I already take vitamin supplements - multivitamin/mineral and high dose fish oils. It suggests to me that the fresh content of the juice and the allowing absorption through normal digestive processes is good. I also notice a nice healthy and slightly tinged tone to my skin.

anon48797
Post 15

hi, is it o.k. to use non organic carrots as long as they are well scrubbed ?

anon48555
Post 14

Is commercially prepared carrot juice the same as making it fresh? I don't have a juicer; is a blender ok? Does it need to be strained? Is mixing it with v8 okay? Thanks!

anon47999
Post 13

I use two apples, with peel and a piece of ginger with five carrots for two of us. I feel so healthy.

anon47160
Post 11

I have been drinking carrot juice every morning for the past two weeks and I feel better than before.

anon47120
Post 10

Two apples, not peeled. make sure it's organic, five carrots scrubbed well, 1/2 beet is really good and it gives you a get up and go. It makes two six ounce drinks.

anon46970
Post 9

I would like to know if you can drink carrot juice on a daily basis?

anon41274
Post 8

I just tried doing a lot of large carrots with a couple strawberries and mangos. Very good!

becky

jagan
Post 7

I used to drink carrot juice daily. Can i mix it with other juices?

anon38417
Post 6

My absolutely favorite breakfast juice is

Carrot (approx 5 large), Apple (1), Lemon (1/4 of a lemon with rind and all) and

Fresh ginger (about the size of a grape).

I use a breville which makes quick work of all the veggies and the juice has a great wake-me-up zing!

biscokid
Post 5

What kind of water is the best for our health?

Purified,reverse osmosis,distilled,energy charged,alkalized?

biscokid
Post 4

I have been using celery or apples with my juiced carrots. The last two years I also have added my Bragg's Raw Organic Apple Cider and it enhances the taste of the carrot juice!!-Roger

anon25178
Post 3

It's not the best idea to mix carrot and orange juice. Choose apple instead. But the carrot juice will taste better with just a twist of lemon and/or some ginger.

AuthorSheriC
Post 2

Good idea, Lamaestra!

lamaestra
Post 1

If you don't like carrot juice, mixing it with orange juice or other fruit juices is a great way to still get the nutritional benefits of carrots.

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