Sunday, September 28, 2014

Carrot Juice FTW!

Good morning!

I was reading an article about the many benefits of carrot juice earlier this week, and I couldn't wait to share the information with you.

  • Lends a natural, golden glow to your complexion. (In moderation, folks, let's not get crazy! I drink about 24 oz a week.)
  • When you have carrot juice around 20 minutes before eating a meal, it will serve to help stimulate your body’s secretion of digestive juices.
    • This explains why it is wildly popular in Europe, often served as an aperitif for breakfast with a teaspoon of olive oil.
Ok now let's get down to the nitty gritty:

  • Vitamin A. When you have a cup of carrot juice, you are consuming 340 percent of your daily recommended dose of vitamin A.

  • Potassium. In addition to this vitamin, you will also get 18 percent of your recommended dose of potassium in addition to seven percent of your recommended daily value of iron.

  • Vitamin C. Just 100g carrot juice can contain as much as 3 milligrams of vitamin C, a vitamin that is essential for the immune system.

  • Vitamin E. You will also get 0.3 milligrams of vitamin E with each 100g, which is necessary for the synthesis of hormones and to maintain healthy cells.

  • B Vitamins. Carrot juice is also an excellent source of several B vitamins. For 100g fresh carrot juice, it provides 0.01 milligrams of vitamin B1 which is necessary for the nervous system and brain to function properly. It also contains 0.02 milligrams of vitamin B2 which is required to maintain healthy vision and metabolism.

  • Not a huge fan of chugging a glass of juiced carrots? Try adding a packet of Vanilla Shakeology to to the mix - it's like having carrot cake without the calories OR guilt.

    If you're interested in trying Shakeology or have ideas for other blog posts, drop me a message! You can leave one here or at I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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