You’ve probably been told before that eating carrots is good for your eyesight, right?
Well, that is merely an understatement about these super veggies. Sparing you from the barrage of health benefits involved in consuming carrots, trust me when I say that your mother knew what she was doing when she put them into your lunchbox — whether you liked it or not.
So why should you have them as a staple in your everyday diet? For starters, carrots improve the appearance of your skin, hair and nails. They are packed with vitamin A which is not only important for good vision, but also vital for tissue growth, especially within the bones, as well as for strengthening your immune system.
This underrated all-star veggie is also a fantastic source of vitamin C.
A few carrots provide a wallop of antioxidants to your diet! They are an excellent low calorie food choice for dieters. One large carrot has about 30 calories including 1 gram of protein and 2 grams of fibers.
Well, let’s say you aren’t into the whole carrot eating thing. I have a great alternative that will provide you a more vitamin-packed and mineral-dense experience than eating raw carrots. Because you are unlikely to eat three carrots in a sitting, plan B calls for a cup of carrot juice that will give you 94 calories, over 2 grams of protein and between 1.5 and 2 grams of fiber.
Now, this doesn’t have to be just any old boring carrot juice. Below is my personal recipe for making a quick and easy, palate-pleasing carrot fruit juice specially mixed with apple slices. It’s really simple and I recommend you give it a try!
FRUIT JUICE SPECIAL (Apples and Carrots)
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
- 2 apples
- Half a bag of baby carrots
- Use a handheld apple slicing device (or cut by hand making sure to remove the core) and slice the apples into wedges.
- In the ON mode, place the apple slices and the baby carrots into a juicing machine (preferably Jack LaLanne Power Juicer).
- Add one teaspoon of olive oil to the drink and mix.
- Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A (beta-carotene), a fat-soluble vitamin, in addition to other vitamins/minerals which are good for eye health, tissue growth and immune function.
- Apples are packed with antioxidants helpful in reducing the production of free radicals.
- Combining a teaspoon of olive oil into the mix aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
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