Carrots - a vegetable packed with all the goodness of "vitamin A" and Celery - a vegetable with loads of good nutrients like- vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. What happens when they are combined? Well, you undoubtedly get the best and healthiest combo ever! You just cannot ignore the benefits of celery juice with carrots. Can you?
Celery and carrot juice has hundreds of variations to offer, it's tasty as well! I've never been much of a celery eater since being a kid. Honestly, my mother used to find several tricks to make me eat healthily, would it help? umm not really. Well if she had known these recipes, things could've been easier for her!
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Benefits of Celery
Celery has been considered a ‘superfood'. Hence it offers varieties of good nutrition to your body. Speaking about the vitamins it has to supply, it is a great source of almost all types of vitamins like- vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B6. It also contains loads of essential minerals like- manganese, folate, potassium, and dietary fibers as well. Chemicals named as phytonutrients have been found in celery which is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties. Being low in calories, celery has always been a good choice as a quick snack.
Benefits of Carrot
Don't we all already know about the goods carrot has to offer? The ultimate healthy and tasty vegetable, in fact, most of the people love it. "Vitamin A" is good for your eyes and also prevents vision loss. Carrots also contain antioxidants that protect you against cancer. It is also equally beneficial to your cardiovascular health. Another advantage is that you can make both sweet and savory food items with it!
What Is The Need To Have Juice?
A combination of two healthy vegetables certainly offers a healthy snack. Now, you might wonder what is the need to have them as juice? Freshly prepared juice has removed fiber from the vegetables which makes it easier for your body to absorb them faster.
A juice is refreshing, easy to consume and tastier than eating them raw or as cooked food. Freshly made carrot and celery juice is a great concentration of healthy nutrients being considerably low in sugar and calories. This also makes you feel fuller, hence contributing largely to weight loss.
Let us now talk about the physical benefits this juice has to offer us.
The benefits of the juice come directly from the ingredients themselves. Let's see what are the combined benefits they provide.
Power-House of Nutrition
Carrots and celery both are great sources of nutrition. This combination will altogether supply essential nutrients like- vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, etc. It also provides a good amount of antioxidants and minerals. Minerals and other good chemicals like- calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, flavonoids, phytonutrients, carotene, beta-carotene, etc can be obtained from the juice as well.
Intake of this combined juice first thing in the morning floods your body with a powerpack of nutrients. This beautiful freshly prepared natural colored juice boosts your morning energy and allows you to start your day with a refreshing palate. This beverage gives your skin a beautiful glow as well and does wonder for the anti-aging process.
Carrots and celery both are low in calories. This helps to keep your calories and weight on track. Drinking a glass of this juice in the morning allows you to cut on calories. This also gives you a feeling of being full since it contains dietary fibers. And hence, the urge of eating more is reduced contributing to the reduction of weight.
Both the ingredients contain anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants are known for their contribution to preventing cancer. Free radicals in our are chemically much active. In most cases, free radicals can be the reason for cancer formation in our bodies. Anti-oxidants infuse with these free-radicals and neutralize them.
Reduced Blood Pressure
As mentioned earlier, celery contains chemical nutrients called phytonutrients. They have been scientifically proven to contribute to the reduction of blood pressure. Phytochemicals relax the artery tissue walls and accelerate blood flow decreasing blood pressure.
Prevention of Chronic Diseases
This beverage contains flavonoids that assist in the prevention of chronic diseases like- Alzheimer's, asthma, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, etc. This is why this juice is suggested for people suffering from these diseases as a healthy snack. Being low in sugar and calories, they can also be taken by diabetic patients as well.
Flavonoids in this juice have another role to play for delivering a healthy physique for you. They have a contribution in reducing inflammation in the body. Phytochemicals also have anti-inflammatory properties as well.
Some Variations Of Carrot & Celery Juice Recipe
The benefits of celery juice with carrots are manifold. And the best part is you can obtain these benefits in a tasty way! Different recipes that add taste to your refreshing drink are as follows-
The basic recipe includes-
- Cut the carrots apples and celery in fine slices.
- Add the ingredients together in the mixer.
- Add the juice of ½ of the lemon and blend till a smooth texture is obtained.
- The savoury drink:
- In the savoury drink, you can add ¼ of finely sliced jalapenos, a little bit ginger suitable to your taste bud and get the savoury, spicy drink of your choice!
The Sweet and Tangy Drink
If you are not satisfied with the natural sweetness of the beverage, you can add a teaspoon of honey and increased juice of the lemon to match your taste-buds.
A refreshing drink is always a must-have no matter if you have it in the morning to keep you energized for the day or in the middle of your stressed-out work routine to deliver a refreshing feeling or even after the day's work to end your day in the healthiest way possible. Being a combination of both tasty and healthy with a great exterior color, it is also easier to feed your children. Try it today and thank this goodness gracious of a drink!