Carrot juice: Potassium in this juice can help manage blood pressure numbers
Do you suffer from high blood pressure? Or are you looking at foods to nourish your eye health? The solution to both these problems lies in a glass of carrot juice. Surprised? Well, we have a good reason to suggest you this drink. Health coach Luke Coutinho considers a glass of carrot juice to be as beneficial as three whole carrots. In a Facebook Live session, Luke broke down the reasons for consuming carrot juice, the factors that help our health, and the ways to add more nutrition to the drink.
Knowing what you eat and why you consume it are very important for optimal health. You may wonder why drinking carrot juice is preferred to eating them. According to Luke, the body struggles to break down the cellulose in raw vegetables like carrots, unless they are chewed very well. Hence, make a juice.
But why carrot juice, you may wonder? Here are a few reasons:
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Hypertension: High fibre and potassium content of carrot juice can help regulate blood pressure
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Now, that you know why you should include carrot juice in your diet, let’s learn how to make the perfect glass of health.
Luke suggests you add a tinge of cold-pressed oil to the juiced-up carrot. This is to enhance its absorption by our body as the nutrients are fat-soluble. If you want to ditch the oil, just have nuts after your drink as nuts are also rich in healthy fats. You can also squeeze a lemon into your drink.
If you want to add more nutrition to the drink, you can choose between ginger, pumpkin seeds, cucumber and beetroot juice. However, Luke suggests you to check your medical profile and your body requirements before deciding on a healthy glass. Make sure not to overdo or undergo it.
Here is Luke’s video:
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Just a glass of carrot juice isn’t the magic potion for your life. You should also take care of your sleep, de-stress yourself, maintain an overall good diet and learn to exercise and rest the right way in order to reap the holistic benefits.
(Luke Coutinho, Holistic Lifestyle Coach – Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine)
Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.
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