Benefits of Natural Juice - Why Should You Drink Carrot-Cucumber Drink

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Health Benefits of Carrot and Cucumber

Health Benefits of Carrot

Carrot is said to be very high in beta carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Based on findings, the antioxidant properties of Vitamin A found in carrot helps to prevent cancer, by helping to eliminate cancer causing free radicals in the body. Dryness of the skin, and damages to the hair and nails may be due to a deficiency in Vitamin A.

The daily consumption of Carrot Juice may benefit various parts of the body. Carrot juice is a natural juice and is thought to help improve vision due to the creation of vitamin A in the body. A deficiency in Vitamin A may lead to night blindness which will create a problem if you have to drive at night.

How can someone detect whether or not they have a vitamin A deficiency? One simple way of detecting this is to walk from a well-lit room to a dark or dimly-lit room and observe whether or not your eyes have any major problem adjusting to the change in light. The importance of carrot juice in regards to enhancing the vision and other, should be enough to confirm that carrot juice is indeed a healthy juice.

Health benefits of Cucumber

Cucumber is said to be useful in treating rheumatoid arthritis. It is considered a useful part of your diet because it is very low in cholesterol and low in saturated fat. Based on studies, cucumber has shown to have a cleansing effect on the bowel and also on digestive acid.

It is also found to have other health excellent benefits because it contains rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and molybdenum. According to researchers, a compound known as Sterols has been found in the skin of cucumber. Sterols has shown to lower cholesterol in animals. Cucumber juice is not only a natural juice, it's also a healthy juice for the body.

Conclusion

Based on all the above mentioned essential health benefits that one can achieve from consuming carrot and cucumber, you should be now convinced that carrot-cucumber drink is right for you. In fact, it's not only healthy, it's also very refreshing.

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How to Make Carrot-Cucumber Drink

Ingredients:

>Carrots

>Cucumbers

>Oranges

>lemons

>Honey

Instructions:

>Use sufficient amount of carrots and cucumbers that will give you the desired amount of juice

>Wash cucumbers and Carrots thoroughly in warm water

>Scrape any dirt from carrots if needed

>Cut carrots and cucumbers in halves or leave them whole ,whichever feeds easier in juice extracter

>Use juice extracter to extract juice from carrots and cucumbers

>Add water if needed

>Add juice from lemons and oranges

> Sweetened to desire taste with honey

> Serve over ice or serve chill

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premsingh 6 years ago

interesting recipe


mackyi 6 years ago

I have been drinking this combination of fresh vegetables for a long time. It's really refreshing and nutritious, and as far as the carrots and cucumbers are concerned, they are not really that expensive.


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Entourage_007 6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

Great hub, I'm gonna have to try this out. Sounds like it has an interesting Taste.


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mackyi 6 years ago from Philadelphia Author

yes Entourage_007 it's really refreshing year around, especially in the summer time when you are looking for a healthy drink to cool you down!


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Entourage_007 6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

I really like this drink!!! Great Idea! Great Hub


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mackyi 6 years ago from Philadelphia Author

I believe you Entourage,not only is it refreshing...it's natural and healthy. Just keep on drinking!!


m.siandigi 4 years ago

Wow wow, a healthy drink, am currently taking the drink and not only does is it cheap to make but clears any body toxics making you feel great. Also makes your skin look good


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mackyi 4 years ago from Philadelphia Author

m.siandigi,you hit the nail right on the head when you say "It makes your skin look good."This is something very important that I didn't even mention. Thanks for mentioning two additional benefits of carrot-cucumber drink( detox the body and skin tone).


Beatrice 4 years ago

The drink is fantastic. The health benefits are super, my skin is glowing each day. A glass each day is ritual for me.


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mackyi 4 years ago from Philadelphia Author

Hi Beatrice, this combination might sound kind of odd initially, but I am glad you were willing to give it a try. Thanks for the sharing the benefits you have been experiencing! Keep drinking!


Virginia 4 years ago

I have been making this juice ( cucumber and carrots) for my family for ovef a month now. As we move around, people just comment on how our skins are glowing. Its true, it healthy!


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mackyi 4 years ago from Philadelphia Author

Hi Virginia, thanks for the confirmation! People might be wondering how I came up with this weird combination! The truth is, one summer, a friend of mine had given me a whole lot of carrots and cucumbers, and since I didn't want them to go bad, I decided to try this blend. To be honest with you, this was one of the most refreshing combo I have ever had; and guess what? This turned out to be my favorite thirst quencher for that summer! The best part of it was that, after a while, I began to see a difference in my skin tone, and that's when I decided to do a little research just to find out more about the different nutritional values, and health benefits of both carrot and cucumber.


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Great hub Winston. Loved the recipe for the healthy juice. Will surely try it out because I am a health freak. Thanks very much. Sharing socially and tweeting too.

Cheers, Rema.


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healthylife2 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Great information. Many think the cucumber lacks nutritional value but it's loaded with minerals. I put an entire cucumber in my green smoothie and it has helped my skin and hair. I peel it and didn't realize the peel is helpful for lowering cholesterol. Voted up!


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mackyi 4 years ago from Philadelphia Author

Hi Rema, thanks for dropping by. I am so glad that you have embraced this type of positive outlook when it comes to your health. Studies after studies have shown that many of us could have prevented a lot of these diseases, illnesses, and even live longer, if we had only pay more attention to our bodies --- simply by eating right and exercising on a regular basis. You should definitely try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.


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mackyi 4 years ago from Philadelphia Author

Hi healthylife2, I truly appreciate your comment, which I consider to be an endorsement of this hub. You said it all ---Thank you! Thanks for further reinforcing the nutritional value of carrot-cucumber drink. In fact, studies have shown that Americans are not consuming the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables in our diet. This is one way that we could try to meet the daily requirement, especially those of us who don't enjoy eating fruits or vegetables. Keep on making those delicious smoothies my friend! Thanks for the vote.


KIm 3 years ago

I've been using this recipe daily for a year now. I had lost a lot of hair in the past few years, and most of it has grown back. Also, my teeth were very sensitive to hot and cold, that problem is now gone.


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mackyi 3 years ago from Philadelphia Author

Thanks for sharing your experience Klm. Wow! -- you have certainly taken the value of carrot-cucumber drink to a much higher level. Honestly, I know for sure it had a powerhouse of nutritional value, but I never knew it could help with the health conditions you have just shared! I am glad you have recovered. Be bless.


Kim 3 years ago

Thanks Mackyi,

I drink a cup of carrot and 1/4cup of cucumber a day, is that too much?

Can it damage my liver or kidneys?


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mackyi 3 years ago from Philadelphia Author

Ok Kim, this is a good question! let me first say I don't know much about your current health status. However, let's first look at the United States Department (USDA) recommendation for fruits and vegetables in all otherwise healthy individuals -- Five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables are recommended daily. One serving is equal to 1/2 cup. Older folks and kids are allowed at least 3 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruits. Most men and women should have at least 4 servings of fruits and 3 servings of vegetables. The question is now, how many serving of carrots have you used to arrive at one drink and how many servings of cucumber for that 1/4 cup drink? You can always check with your health care provider if you have any health concern.


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Just found this hub and I am always interested in healthful suggestions. Very well written and complete.


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mackyi 3 years ago from Philadelphia Author

Hey Carol7777, thanks for finding the time to read and comment on this article. Your comments are always highly appreciated! God bless.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

I have read cucumber lowers cholesterol so I use it as much as I can but I had never thought to use it as a juice. I will now add it to my veggie juice combos. Thank you.


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Mekenzie 3 years ago from Michigan

You just taught me more ways to take care of my health with natural healthy foods .. Appreciate this so much!

Thanks!

Mekenzie


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BlissfulWriter 3 years ago

I sometimes have carrots and cucumbers lying around in the frig. I'm going to try juicing them.


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mackyi 3 years ago from Philadelphia Author

Thanks for stopping by Jackie, you are right, many literature have mentioned that cucumber does lower cholesterol. You should definitely try it on occasion.


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mackyi 3 years ago from Philadelphia Author

Thanks for your feedback BlissfulWritwer. You have to start putting your good guys to use.-:)


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mackyi 3 years ago from Philadelphia Author

Thanks Mekenzie, I am glad that I was able to share with you what the wise ones have taught me. -:)


Beverly 3 years ago

What if I don't have a juicer, can Igrate both and pour water over it and drink it that way?


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mackyi 3 years ago from Philadelphia Author

Of course you can do it the "Old School way Beverly" and then strain juice with a sieve or a clean piece of cloth etc. This will work just fine.


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Ben Zoltak 2 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Never heard the facts about cucumber and rheumatoid arthritis, interesting! I love carrot too, great test going in and out of a darkly lit room. What I wonder, is if you get the same benefit from cucumbers as you do from freshly pickled pickles? Not the overly salted sitting on the shelf kind, but the lightly salted freshly pickled kind. Can't stand regular cucumbers ha!

Best,

Ben


mackyi 2 years ago

This is why you should juice them Ben, if you can't eat them in a salad etc. I would imagine that if you don't overly salt them, you could reap the same benefit as juicing. You will also be getting more fibers. Just go easy on the salt!


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Ben Zoltak 2 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Alright man! I'll dig out the juicer one of these days and give it a shot, thanks!


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mackyi 2 years ago from Philadelphia Author

Yes man! make sure you make it ice cold :-)


juliagrace 15 months ago

Well, my mom always tells me about the benefits of lemon water. But reading it in a detailed way will surely push me more towards taking the drink more regularly rather than occasionally. http://www.oremz.com/lemon-cucumber-water-recipe-h...


agnes 8 months ago

thanks for ur lesson. now I understood I was not aware aout it


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mackyi 8 months ago from Philadelphia Author

Thanks for stopping by juilagrace.


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mackyi 8 months ago from Philadelphia Author

agnes, you're certainly welcome. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

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