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Is carrot juice good for you?

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Carrot juice is healthy and nutritious, making it a good addition to most diets. Carrots contain high amounts of essential vitamins and minerals, and the juice provides a concentrated way to consume them.

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Is carrot juice good for you?
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Carrots are high in vitamin A, which helps tissue growth and vision. They also contain a significant amount of vitamin C and B vitamins, including riboflavin, thiamine and B-6. A cup of carrot juice may contain up to 80 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin A and 35 percent of vitamin C. Juicing also does not reduce the amount of carotene, which is an antioxidant. Antioxidants help reduce the effects of aging and boost the immune system. Raw carrots contain all of these nutrients as well; however, they are bulky and tend to be filling.

Carrot juice is also relatively high in fiber, with an 8 ounce glass containing approximately 1.9 grams. Carrot juice is high in potassium and has approximately 6 percent of the recommended daily amount of calcium. Due to its concentrated nature, carrot juice does contain more natural sugar than a raw carrot, with 9.23 grams. However, it is still low in calories. A typical 8 ounce glass contains about 80 calories.

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