“Vitamin A is critical for vision as an essential component of rhodopsin, a protein that absorbs light in the retinal receptors, and because it supports the normal differentiation and functioning of the conjunctival membranes and cornea,” according to the National Health Institute (17).
Plus, according to the Scientific American “the cornea (the clear front of the eye) can literally disappear if the body does not get enough vitamin A. Every year an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 children become blind as a result of vitamin A deficiency.” (18) Enough said.
How to Make Carrot Juice
You can also add a beet or two or even an apple to switch it up a little!
Carrot Juice Recipe
Drink fresh to feel energized and healthful!
- 6 medium carrots, scrubbed
- 1-inch piece fresh turmeric or ¼ to ½ teaspoon dried turmeric
- 1-inch piece ginger root, peeled
- ½ medium lemon, peeled
- ½ cup filtered water
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- Push the ingredients through your juicer with the water, and enjoy pulped.
- Stir in the cinnamon and serve.
Now that you know all the benefits of carrot juice and how to make it, drink a tall glass of the stuff every day or two to get all the best benefits. You can also eat raw or cooked carrots as a snack, soup ingredient or as part of your regular meals. You’ll never get sick of them!