Discover the benefits of carrot juice! Carrots contain essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Drink it alone. Add fruits or vegetables to enhance the flavor.
Combine bananas, pineapples, oranges, mango or blackberries with carrots for tasty combinations. Freshly squeezed juices provide maximum health benefits instead of bottled juices. The Harvard School of Public Health recommends drinking 4 oz. of juice per day. A daily, 4 oz., glass can make a healthy difference! The body will not absorb drinking more than 8 oz. of carrot juice. Carrot juice has natural sugars so those that are diabetic should drink fewer amounts.
Benefits of carrot juice affect the body, including skin! Carrots have antioxidants benefits! Antioxidants attack free radicals that cause poor skin conditions. Be careful not to drink too much carrot juice. It can temporarily turn your complexion a yellowish-orange color.
CARROTS & VITAMIN A
Carrots are a rich source of vitamin A. They do not contain vitamin A, itself, but only in the form of beta-carotene. Carotene is converted into vitamin A, by the liver, and stored in our body. One medium carrot has approx. 203% of your daily value of vitamin A. One 4 oz. glass of carrot juice will provide more than 200% of your daily value of vitamin A.
Benefits of Vitamin A - (Skin)
Keeps Eyes, Skin & Mucous Membranes Moist
Guards Against Bacterial and Parasitic Infections
Helps Fade Age Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles
CARROTS & VITAMIN B6
One cup of carrots has approx. 8.5% of the daily value of vitamin B6.
Benefits of Vitamin B6 - (Skin)
Aids eczema, acne, dry skin, psoriasis
Improves Capillary Circulation
CARROTS & VITAMIN C
Carrots are rich in Vitamin C. One medium carrot has approx. 340% of your daily value of vitamin C. Drinking carrot juice with water helps keep the body and skin well hydrated.
BENEFITS Of VITAMIN C - (Skin)
Block UV Rays
Promote Skin Elasticity
Improve Uneven Skin Tone
Promote Collagen Production
Helps Get Rid of Blackheads or Acne
Promote Smooth, Soft & Supple Skin
CARROTS & VITAMIN E
One cup of carrots contains .73mg of vitamin E. Adults need approx. 15mg of vitamin E per day.
Benefits of Vitamin E - (Skin)
Reduce appearance of discolorations, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, stretch marks, scars. Prevent sunburns and UV damage. Moisturize skin.
CARROTS & VITAMIN K
Carrots have low amounts of vitamin K. One medium six carrot has approx. 8.1 micrograms of vitamin K. The daily intake of vitamin K varies depending on your age, sex and whether your pregnant or breast feeding. Do not increase your intake of vitamin K without first consulting your health care provider. Vitamin K can interact with prescription medications.
Benefits of Vitamin K - (Skin)
Reduce bruises, broken capillaries, dark circles under eyes, spider veins, discoloration, mottled pigmentation, and puffiness under eyes.
HOMEMADE SKIN CARE RECIPES
HOMEMADE FACE MASK
# 1 -- Mix together 1 tsp. carrot juice, 1 tsp. cottage cheese and 1 tsp. sweet cream. Gently apply mixture to face. Leave on until dry. Rinse with cool water. Gently pat dry. Soothes & moisturizes sensitive skin.
# 2 -- Cook 2 - 3 large carrots. Let cool down. Mash into smooth
consistency. Add 4 1/2 tablespoons of honey to mixture. Gently apply
to face. Leave on approx. 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Gently
pat dry. This will moisturize, tone and protect your skin from sun
-- Juice together 2 carrots, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 apple (cored), 1 celery stalk, 1 cup broccoli. Drink. Helps clear skin leaving a natural glow. Improve complexion with the benefits of carrot juice.
MAKING HOMEMADE SOAP
Add carrot juice to your homemade soap recipes! To give your soap a beautiful orange color use carrot juice instead of water at a 1:1 ratio. The carrot juice in soaps will dull over time but give a beautiful fresh look to finished homemade soap. The benefits of carrot juice will permeate throughout the soap. Consider blending goats milk, comfrey and carrot juice for a nice bar of soap. Another good combination for natural soap is blending carrot, buttermilk, honey and avocado oil.