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Juice of the Day: Beta-Carotene Blast

We all know that it’s important to include as many vitamins and minerals in our diet as possible. Beta-carotene is an important vitamin because it’s responsible for protecting our cells from the harmful effects of free radicals. It’s also promotes a healthy immune system and reproductive system. This juice is full of beta-carotene in addition to other health-promoting nutrients. The carrots in the juice have an enormous amount of lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids that work together to promote eye health. The cantaloupe promotes good heart health because it is an excellent source of potassium. Give this juice a try today!

Beta-Carotene Blast

  • 3 organic carrots
  • 1 – 2 C kale
  • 2 fresh apricots, pitted
  • 1/4 cantaloupe, cut in two

Using your juicer machine, process the above ingredients. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Enjoy!

Juice of the Day: Celery Ginger Juice

Are you a fan of ginger? Love to munch of celery sticks for a snack? If so, you are going to really enjoy this juice! It isn’t super fancy and it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients which makes it easy and affordable to make on a regular basis.  The juice is perfect for giving you a natural lift of energy, boosting immunity, promoting clear skin, and aiding in good digestion. It’s loaded with nutrients including beta-carotene, vitamin C,  calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Give it a try today!

Celery Ginger Juice

  • 4 organic carrots
  • 3 organic celery sticks
  • 1/2 inch ginger root

Add all ingredients to your juicer machine and juice. Pour into a tall glass and serve. Enjoy!

Authentic Food of the Day: Carrots!

When most people think of health food, they immediately think of carrots! These crunchy veggies have remained a favorite in our country for many years. You can purchase little bags filled with carrots for snacks on-the-go. Carrots have become a main ingredient in many fruit and vegetable juices available at your local grocery store. Carrots have an enormous amount of lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids that work together to promote eye health. The high amount of carotenoids found in carrots have been associated with a decrease of up to 50 percent in bladder, cervix, prostate, colon, larynx, and esophageal cancer.  It had also been shown to decrease the risk of breast cancer by 20 percent. Carrots are a good source of bone-building calcium, heart-healthy potassium,  magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin C.

DID YOU KNOW:

– To get the most out of carrots, eat them with a bit of healthy fat. The carotenoids and vitamin A are fat-soluble nutrients. Eating fat with carrots will help you benefit from consuming these nutrients.

– Cooking carrots can slightly change the nutritional content and makes some of the nutrients more bioavailable. Both raw and cooked carrots are healthy to eat.