Here’s another yummy and healthy juice recipe for you – Orange & Carrot Juice.
Nice and simple, healthy and SO tasty!
Oranges and carrots are all you’ll need.
Peel the oranges – I like to try and peel them all in one go. It’s the little things in life that give the greatest satisfaction!
Don’t throw the peel away!! Check back tomorrow to find out what I did with all this leftover peel!
Juice it all up.
Pour over ice and blend.
All done. Delicious!
Why is this carrot and orange juice good for you?
Many studies have shown how much more bio-available the nutrients are to the body once juiced compared to if you simply just ate them.
Carrots are well renowned as the anticancer kings of the vegetable world. They contain some amazing anti-oxidants including alpha-carotene, lutein, beta-carotene and lycopene to name a few, however beta-carotene is the daddy of nutrients when it comes to its cancer preventing properties. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A. It is believed that beta-carotene can break down the protective mucous membrane around cancer cells.
Carrots are also an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which along with beta-carotene all concentrate in the retina of the eyes, which is why they are best known for helping eyesight, or as the old fable goes, for helping us to see in the dark, although we don’t believe that one has been scientifically proven!
Carrots also enhance the overall function of our immune system by increasing the production and performance of our white blood cells. They can also help combat against cigarette smoke as they protect the respiratory system and it is also believed they help reduce high cholesterol levels.
The beta-carotene found in carrots is known to be highly protective for the heart and cardiovascular system, by helping to protect the structural integrity of the inner lining of the blood vessels, therefore helping to reduce ruptures and injury that can lead to the formation of clots. (taken from http://www.juicemaster.com/juice-therapy/a-to-z/carrot).
Oranges are full of vitamin c and fantastic for fighting off colds. They make a delicious juice on their own.
They’re good for reducing high cholesterol, destroying free radicals that cause signs of skin ageing and scouring the intestine and flushing toxins from the body
Researchers from the University of Western Ontario, Canada found a link between orange and grapefruit juice and the treatment of breast cancer and high cholesterol. (taken from http://www.juicemaster.com/juice-therapy/a-to-z/orange)
Remember to come back tomorrow to see what I did with the leftover orange peel!