AIM Just Carrots ™ Juicing Process
How healthy are carrots?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, three raw carrots (216 g, or a little less than one-half pound) contain about 2 g of protein, 21 g of carbohydrates, 60 mg of calcium, 1 mg of iron, 696 mg of potassium, 60,000 International Units (IUs) of vitamin A in the form of beta carotene, 19 mg of vitamin C, 30 mcg of folate, and traces of many more vitamins and minerals.
Juicing adds to the benefits of carrots. Because juicing removes the fiber, the important nutrients and phytochemicals found in carrots and other plants are absorbed more easily by our bodies-sometimes within minutes-without too much effort on the part of the digestive system. As well, more of the nutrients are absorbed; fiber is not present to escort some of them out of the body.
Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are also rich in enzymes
Enzymes spark the hundreds of thousands of chemical reactions that occur throughout the body; they are essential for the digestion and absorption of food, for conversion of foodstuffs into body tissue, and for the production of energy at the cellular level. In fact, enzymes are essential for most of the building and rebuilding that goes on in our bodies every day. Without enzymes, and the sparks they provide, we would be helpless: a bag of bones, unable to walk, talk, blink, or breathe. When foods are cooked, enzymes can be destroyed; that is why raw foods and juices are so important to us. They provide us with an excellent source of all-important enzymes.
Juicing provides another substance that is essential for good health-water. Water is essential in the digestion and transportation of food, in the elimination of waste, in the lubrication of joints, in the regulation of body temperature, and in cellular processes; all physiological functions rely on water in one way or another. Most health professionals recommend that we drink eight glasses of water per day.
It is important that we drink good water. Many of the fluids that we do drink-coffee, tea, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, artificially flavored drinks, and even tap water-contain substances that are harmful and might require additional water for our bodies to eliminate. Fruit and vegetable juices provide natural water straight from nature. Be sure to use purified or filtered water with Just Carrots.