Probably the most popular drink of the health movement is carrot juice. Years ago, there just wasn’t any such thing. Now, it is the ”in” thing. Juice bars and health stores have sprung up all around the country sewing carrot juice and variations based on it. It has become such a commodity that it is even shipped across the country in refrigerated-freezer trucks to be sold as frozen juice in health food stores.
In addition to its image as a healthful drink, now consumers have scientific verification of how beneficial it is to drink carrot juice. Cancer research has acclaimed beta-carotene, the form of vitamin-A in carrots, as a cancer-fighting nutrient. But is carrot juice really that good? Yes and no. It is as good for you as carrots. But what about all the other wonderful vegetables around us. Spinach, parsley, beets, peppers, etc., are all nutritious.
Carrot is by far the sweetest and some say the prettiest, but spinach has more protein and more vitamin A. But just at minute–let’s not start a fight amongst our favorite vegetables! Why not just mix them all together to make delicious vegetable juice. Such as:
Carrot Combos – Vegetable Juice Recipes
- Carrot & Beet
- Carrot, Beet & Green Pepper
- Carrot, Beet, Green Pepper & Cucumber
- Carrot, Beet, Green Pepper, Cucumber & Parsley
- Carrot & Apple
- Carrot, Apple & Alfalfa Sprouts
- Carrot, Apple, Alfalfa Sprouts & Watermelon Rind
- Carrot, Apple, Alfalfa, Watermelon Rind & Ginger
- Carrot & Spinach
- Carrot, Spinach, Carrot Tops
- Carrot, Spinach, Carrot Tops & Aloe Vera
How Much – How Often
Drink juice until your stomach is content. No harm can come from this except the experience of a full belly. The average juice serving is 10 ounces at a sitting. Sixteen ounces, however, is not unheard of especially if you are thirsty. Twenty and 25 ounces, however, are a lot and if you are drinking this much perhaps what your body is saying is that you really want to eat.
How many times per day? Once or twice a clay is average. But you don’t have to stick to that. If it suits you, drink a carrot combo once every other day. After all, there are so many other wonderful drinks and juices to choose from.
If you love carrot combos, have more. Just remember that carrot juice is sweet and too many sweets are just as bad on a liquid fast as they are in solid food. That is the advantage behind the carrot combos. Carrots alone would be too sweet.
You can actually get a toothache or a low blood sugar attack even on a juice fast. So be careful. Your body is more susceptible to blood sugar addictions without the influence of other solid foods.
Mix your carrots with the other vegetables especially the green ones to moderate the sweetness or dilute with water. And that’s not all. Mixing varies your nutritional intake and that is important on a fast.
By the way, it is perfectly all right to drink sweet combos like carrot, beet, apple, watermelon rind, etc. There is always a time and place for such a drink and it all depends on you, your personal preference anti disposition. But overdoing these sweet juices may lower your blood sugar level and bring on cravings that would be detrimental to your health and the continuation of the fast.
How about proportions? Carrot always dominates. In a 10 ounce serving of carrot, beet, apple and watermelon rind, 5 ounces would be carrot, 1 ounce beet, 2 ounces apple and 2 ounces watermelon rind.