We’ve all heard the rumors. Eat your carrots and you will be able to see in the dark! And do you know what’s funny? It’s not just a myth we tell to children to encourage them to finish their vegetables. It’s a saying with a lot of truth to it.
Ok so eating the occasional carrot will not (sadly) give you night vision. But there are a whole bunch of reasons why carrots aid vision. So when you ask: are carrots good for your eyes? The answer is… YES!
Carrot juice is a particularly good way of getting all that carrot-y goodness into your system. And this carrot juice is just about the loveliest juice around. It’s packed full of great stuff. Carrots, orange, coconut water, lemon, ginger, and turmeric combine to make a cold-pressed juice that is just spectacular.
So the next time you find yourself browsing the juice section in the store or ordering in your weekly groceries, remember the power of the carrot! It really is a wonder vegetable.
It’s not always easy to get enough carrots into your daily diet to reap all of the rewards, so why not try adding this yummy carrot juice into your morning routine?
6 x carrots
4 x apples
1 x 5cm piece of root ginger
All you need to do is wash and prep your ingredients, and if you are using a juicer, you can just pop them all in at once and get ready to enjoy your yummy carrot juice! It’s that simple.
If you are using a blender, make sure to chop up your carrots and remove the core from the apple. You can then use a fine sieve to remove the bits of pulp if desired.
196 kcal; 46g carbohydrates; 31g sugar; 3g fiber; 1g fat; 85mg salt
So what exactly are the health benefits of carrot juice? And how do carrots help your vision?
Carrots contain beta carotene. This beta carotene is the thing that gives many plants their red, orange, or yellow color. And when it’s consumed by us humans it helps in the development of vitamin A in our bodies.
Vitamin A deficiency can in turn cause night blindness. Beta carotene is thus part of a crucial chain to help keep our vision in good working order.
What’s more, the presence of lutein in carrots is great for your eyes. Some studies have shown that lutein may help prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a degenerative disease that causes blurred vision as we get older.
The combination of beta carotene and lutein thus makes carrots the eye doctors that they have become known as.
So gobble up those carrots and slurp down that carrot juice. Are carrots good for your eyes? Again, we say: YES!
And that’s not all. Unlike a lot of fruit and veg, carrots don’t create big spikes in your blood sugar when you eat them. They are also super-rich in fiber and fiber is a great way of stabilizing your blood sugar levels.
There is mounting evidence to suggest that carrots aid with heart health. One of the health benefits of carrot juice is thus interconnected with the heart.
The presence of carotenoids and vitamin C are both great for the heart, and recent evidence has even suggested that eating carrots helps reduce cholesterol absorption and will thus help with reducing your cholesterol.
Low in calories and high in fiber, carrots are pretty high up the list when it comes to foods that will aid in weight loss. Unlike so many ‘get thin quick’ ideas out there, carrots are just plain healthy. And their high fiber content will help achieve a feeling of fullness.
The fiber in the root of this magic vegetable will also stimulate digestion and help you achieve a healthy gut, a really important part of regulating your weight and diet.
And so to wrap it up all we have to say is: carrots are a fantastic help for those of us looking to stay healthy.
The health benefits of carrot juice are clear for all to see (especially those who have been drinking their carrot juice). Are carrots good for your eyes? Yes, they are. Are they uber delicious? Yes. Have they got a whole host of other health benefits too? YES. YES. YES.
And the health benefits of carrot juice can be complemented by all sorts of other healthy natural ingredients in juices like this oh-so-extraordinary Sunrise Juice.
Wake up in the morning. Have a look in the refrigerator and crack open your nutritious morning surprise. Heck, even pour it over some ice for that extra refreshing burst of coldness.
One thing’s for sure, your body will thank you for it! This tasty Little West juice contains 80 calories per serving, 0.5g fat, 2g fiber, and 12g of sugar, along with all of the magical benefits of carrots we’ve just discussed!
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