Carrot is a tuberous root very rich in vitamins , minerals, fiber and beta-carotene. It has a slightly sweet taste and can be consumed fresh , cooked or even as a main ingredient in juices.
Even the liquid form is the favorite of Germans to consume carrots because, in addition to being delicious, it is concentrated on health benefits and for improving the skin.
According to nutritionist Maraisa Cavalcante, carrot juice can be consumed in the morning, without sugar or with the use of natural sweeteners such as Stevia or Xylitol.
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5 Recipes for carrot juice to lose weight
1- Natural carrot juice
- 1 medium size carrot
- 200 ml of filtered mineral water.
Wash the carrots well under running water with a brush and cut into slices before putting them in a blender so that they are well processed. Beat with a glass of water (200 ml) until the drink is very homogeneous.
Drink immediately to make the best use of nutrients, preferably without straining or sweetening, as carrots are already rich in natural sugars.
2- Thermogenic carrot and orange juice
- 1 medium size carrot
- 50 grams of ginger
- half small beet
- 200 ml of orange juice.
Take a glass (200 ml) of natural orange juice to a blender and add the peeled ginger, the beets and carrots, well washed and, preferably, cut into slices to facilitate crushing. Beat until you get a smooth enough drink to drink without straining.
Orange juice has many health benefits, especially because it has a high concentration of vitamin C and fiber. In addition, the drink is naturally sweet, which makes the thermogenic juice delicious.
Beetroot has high amounts of folic acid, a vitamin that helps fight insulin resistance . This hormone plays an important role in the metabolism of carbohydrates in the blood, which when inadequately absorbed can be the cause of overweight.
Finally, ginger adds the special touch as it is a thermogenic food, which means that it has properties that contribute to speeding up metabolism and fat burning. Besides, it makes the drink very refreshing!
3- Detox carrot and lemon juice
- Lemon juice
- 2 carrots
- 150 ml of water
- 1 tablespoon of crushed flaxseed.
Squeeze the juice of two lemons and place in a blender with the sliced carrots and crushed linseed. To make the drink less doughy, add ice water. Mix well, so that straining is not necessary, and consume immediately afterwards to take advantage of the properties.
The lemon is purifying and diuretic , qualities that help in natural detoxification of the body . The lemon juice, in addition to being refreshing, will stimulate the production of bile by the liver, providing better digestion.
Flaxseed is rich in fiber, which contributes to the feeling of fullness. It also has omegas 3 , 6 and 9, which act on the deinflammation of the hypothalamus, which is also responsible for controlling appetite.
Tip ! Grind the flaxseeds to better enjoy their benefits, as their husk is resistant to gastric juice.
4- Rejuvenating carrot and pineapple juice
- 1 medium carrot
- 450 grams of pineapple
- 50 grams of ginger
- 150 ml of mineral water.
Peel and cut the pineapple , ginger and carrot into pieces , so that they are better ground, and place in a blender with a glass of water. Thoroughly grind the ingredients so that straining is not necessary. Drink without sweetening.
A very juicy citrus fruit, pineapple is a great food for skin care. It has a large amount of water in its composition, which contributes to skin hydration .
Vitamins and minerals are also highlighted in their benefits, such as vitamins A, B and C, in addition to calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and iron. Vitamin C acts as a collagen stimulant , which is responsible for skin firmness, preventing signs of aging.
Pineapple has bromelain in its formula, an enzyme that has anti-inflammatory properties that help treat acne , offering better healing.
Ginger is an excellent antiseptic, contributing to the cleansing of the skin, as it carries out the cell detoxification process.
Combining the properties of carrots, this juice acts as a natural stimulant for younger, acne-free skin.
5- Carrot and beet bronzing juice
- 1 small glass of orange juice
- 1 raw beet
- 1 medium carrot
- Ice cubes to taste.
Centrifuge carrots and beets and mix with orange juice. Then drink to take advantage of the ingredients’ properties.
“This recipe is very practical for the arrival of summer and for having a more durable and healthier tanning ”, says Maraisa.
Here are some reasons to consume carrots more frequently in your diet:
Carrots have bioactive compounds, such as anthocyanin, caffeic acid, carotenes and polyphenols, which result in a significant antioxidant action.
It is this action that is responsible for preventing the signs of aging on the skin, as it acts as a cell protector against free radicals that cause the unwanted effects of wrinkles and sagging. Therefore, it is worth saying that carrots are the root that will help rejuvenate the skin in a natural way.
Maraisa tells us that, “both beta-carotene and vitamin A are oral sunscreen nutrients for the skin, whose main objective is to protect the skin against damage caused by UVB and UVA rays on the skin.”
Slimming with the carrot
Carrot is a vegetable rich in fiber – in 100 g of carrots we find 3.2 g of fiber – and, therefore, it helps in two very important factors when controlling weight: satiety and good bowel function.
Fibers are responsible for giving the body a feeling of satiety , so when we consume them in the correct amount (25 g per day), we can control the urge to overeat.
In addition, they are essential in a balanced diet as they are responsible for the proper functioning of the intestine, helping to maintain a correct digestion for the body.
Helps to fight cancer
A glass of carrot juice is full of phytochemicals and vitamins that are important in cancer treatment, as it has high amounts of carotenoids and vitamin A.
Carrot Nutritional Table
|100 Gram serving||Amount per serving|
|Energetic value||34 Kcal|
|C vitamin||5,1 mg|
* Daily reference values based on a 2000kcal or 8400kj diet. Your daily values can be higher or lower depending on your energy needs. Data taken from TACO, revised and expanded edition.
Attention to unwanted effect
According to the nutritionist, “carrots can be consumed by all people. It is a source of carbohydrate yes, but it is rich in fibers that help control rates. But, as with all foods, exaggeration should be avoided.”
We know that excesses are always harmful in life, including food. Even though carrots are rich in beneficial properties, their consumption beyond what is recommended can cause unwanted reactions.
As it is a vegetable with a large amount of beta-carotene, responsible for giving the orange color, excess carrots can pigment the skin with this tone. Let’s be careful not to overdo it!
My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.