Drinking carrot juice | gajar juice daily is one of the best things we can do to improve our hair, skin and health. Fresh carrot juice has amazing hair and skin benefits and I have seen the effects fresh carrot juice can have on hair and skin personally.
Few years back, one of my cousins left abroad for 1 year study and when she came back we barely could recognize her. Due to the intense work load she had lost a lot of weight and her skin and hair was affected too.
My grandma immediately suggested she drink carrot juice everyday and even I was pleasantly surprised at the positive change in her skin and hair in matter of just a few weeks of regularly consuming carrot juice. I also love to drink carrot juice and make it often at home, I have shared the carrot juice recipe that I make at home below.
Carrot Juice Nutrition & Calories:
100ml of carrot juice has around 39 calories. It has around .2 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of protein. It is very rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium and also has small amounts of calcium.
Carrot Juice Health Benefits:
1. Carrot Juice For Immunity:
Carrot juice is rich in antioxidants and drinking a glass of carrot juice is one of the best things we can do to improve our immunity. Adding orange juice which is rich in vitamin C ups the amount of antioxidant present in the juice. If you are falling ill often, try to include carrot juice in your diet regularly.
2. Carrot Juice For Cardio Health:
Any natural ingredient that is rich in antioxidants helps reduce oxidative stress and carrot juice is no exception. It protects the cardio vascular system by increasing the antioxidant status and decreasing the free radicals.
3. Carrot Juice For Cancer:
It has been proven again and again that consuming vegetables and fruits rich in antioxidants greatly reduces the risk of cancer. Since carrot juice is very rich in antioxidants, consuming it often will help prevent many types of cancer. You can also read the study that proves it here.
4. Carrot Juice For Eyes:
I am sure you must heard many times when you were young to eat carrots so you can have sharp eyesight. When I was in hostel, my mom sent me a whole article about how eating carrots often improved eye health insisting that I include it often in my diet. It is because of the high amounts of vitamin A present in carrots.
5. Carrot Juice For Hair:
The carrot juice recipe given below is very rich in vitamin C as it contains both carrot and orange and greatly helps in iron absorption. Anemia is the leading cause of hair fall in women and drinking fresh, natural juices like this will greatly prevent anemia thus greatly reducing hair loss.
6. Carrot Juice For Smokers:
Smoking cigarette increases free radicals and it also a carcinogen that is why smokers are especially asked to consume large amounts of vegetables and fruits rich in antioxidants. Carrot juice is so very high in antioxidants that it will counteract the bad effects of smoking to a certain extent by reducing oxidative stress. You can read the study that proves it here.
7. Carrot Juice For Skin:
Drinking carrot juice has wonderful skin benefits and drinking carrot juice will result clear and glowing skin. Since carrot juice reduces free radicals it greatly prevents skin ageing and also it rich in all the nutrients essential for healthy glowing skin. You can also apply raw carrot juice externally on the skin mixed with turmeric and besan, it will help prevent acne and will result in fair glowing skin.
8. Carrot Juice For Weight Loss:
Carrot juice is great to include in weight loss diet as it is low in calories (100 ml has only 39 calories), so packed with nutrients and also helps boost our metabolism.
9. Carrot Juice For Lactating Women:
Consuming carrot juice improves the vitamin A status greatly in lactating women. Since our immunity is usually low due to lack of sleep and stress of looking after a new born child, including antioxidant rich carrot juice will greatly help.
10. Carrot Juice For Babies:
Carrot juice can be given to babies, I was giving my son few teaspoons of carrot juice weekly twice after 6 months after the advice of my son’s pediatrician regularly. But when giving it to children make sure to use organic carrots while juicing.
Carrot Juice Side Effects:
Don’t overdose on carrot juice as it can lead to a condition called carotenosis wherein the skin starts taking a slight orange tinge but it only happens with overdosing. If it happens simply reduce the amount of carrot juice you are consuming.
Where To Buy Carrot Juice:
Here in India we can get fresh carrot juice in most vegetable shops but I would suggest you make it at home for best results. Last time, I ordered a carrot juice from a shop and I was watching them make it. They hadn’t even cleaned the carrot well and I didn’t even feel like drinking it, from then on I always make my own carrot juice at home.
How To Make Carrot Juice At Home:
1. Take 2 carrots, scrape the outer layer. If you are not using organic carrots, cut into small pieces.
2. Peel an orange, separate the segments and remove the seeds.
3. Take the orange, carrots and a small piece of ginger root.
4. Grind in a blender without adding any water.
5. Strain and your wonderful antioxidant rich juice is ready !
- Make sure to drink this immediately after making it
- Try to use organic carrot for best results.
- This drink also stimulates appetite…