Citrus Carrot Juice

citrus-carrot-juice-recipeThis refreshing juice is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and Thiamine (vitamin B1), giving you your daily dose of these essential vitamins to fight stress, and boost energy levels.

Carrot is such an all-rounder when it comes to juices. It provides a host of vitamins and minerals, and is linked to prevention of various chronic diseases.

Everybody knows of the vitamin A content, but the carotenoids in carrots act as antioxidants, and fight free radicals in your body and also slow down the process of ageing. Antioxidant rich foods are necessary for good health because they help in clearing up toxins from the body, and can help in preventing cancer and heart disease.

Carrot juice is excellent to maintain cholesterol and blood sugar levels, thanks to its potassium content. It is low in calories and has a low GI. The GI (Glycemic Index) measures how much a food raises your blood glucose level. Foods with a high GI are broken down faster and may raise your blood glucose levels more quickly than foods with a low GI. That means that carrot juice won’t spike your blood glucose levels.

Vitamin B1 supports the nervous system and mental clarity and memory. If you’re feeling fatigued, forgetful, or even depressed, it could well be that you’re vitamin B1 deficient.

Lastly, the essential vitamins and minerals present in carrot juice are found to collectively work to prevent diabetes. It also increases bile secretion, which helps in burning fat thus aiding weight loss. So it makes for the perfect pre or post workout drink for a nutritional boost.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Orange (peeled)
  • 1 Knob Ginger
  • ½ Lemon (peeled)
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    Directions:

    Prepare the ingredients, and cut in chunks that fit the feeder of the Greenis juicer. Now add the pieces one after the other to the juicer, going through the list of ingredients above, ending with the lemon. Give the juice a quick stir, and serve.



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