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General – March 20, 2014

Ingredient Spotlight: Carrots Are Health Gold Mines!

By Rebecca

market-14.jpgCarrots, the orange jewels of the earth, have been named one of the healthiest foods in the world. Not only do raw carrots support liver function and digestion through their awesome nutrition, but these root veggies are also high in vitamin A, which benefits the immune system and skin clarity. Available all year round, though freshest in the fall and summer months, raw carrots add fantastic crunch to any salad and blend perfectly into juice. At Urban Remedy, we love carrots in our Cold Crusher juice.

Still not convinced? Let’s talk vision. The geranyl acetate found in carrots can lower your risk for cataracts and glaucoma. Great skin, and great vision to see it with? Sounds like a delicious recipe for beauty!

If antioxidants are on your mind, then raw carrots belong in your diet. Carrots contain the phytonutrient beta-carotene, an antioxidant that eliminates free radicals in your body to lower your risk of developing cancer.

Looking for a savory way to eat your carrots? Try a blended soup, like our Raw Carrot Soup, a refreshing combination of carrot juice, avocado, lemon, ginger, garlic, basil, mint, and cayenne pepper.

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