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Turn-up on carrot juice with a dab of cinnamon

Food Jonezi

Turn-up on carrot juice with a dab of cinnamon’

If you are still desperately seeking to find an overall nutritious food, try a carrot.  Here is a short list of why a carrot is super good for you--- A carrot is a….

1) Cancer Fighter

2) Bones and Teeth Supporter

3) Natural beauty consultant for healthy skin

4) “Visionariest” (Carrots are great for eye health.  Eating carrots at least twice a week can lower your risk of developing glaucoma and protects you from  

LOL! If I haven’t convinced you, yet read the detailed summary below of why eating carrot is the one!

Freshly pressed carrot juice with a dab of cinnamon is a way to cleanse your body with something healthy and good.  This healthy juice can equally satisfy your taste buds and give you a burst of energy without the extra fat, sugar and calories that are found in sugary juices and sodas. The smell of cinnamon alone can get your mouth watery for a slice of good ‘ole’ apple, pumpkin or sweet potato pie; right?   In fact, you will reap all these delicious benefits:

From Carrots:

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Antioxidants

(Vitamin A & Vitamin C)—these two powerful nutrients can protect your cardiovascular system by lowering your risk to having a stroke, heart attack and cancer.  Vitamin A also promotes healthy eyes, supports the health of your skin, teeth and bones. 

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Beta-carotene-

a compound that is naturally converted to Vitamin A when consumed.

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Carotenoid

- a beta-carotene that protect your skin against damage caused by ultraviolet rays. 

Vitamin K

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The most crucial role that vitamin K plays is in clotting your blood. Vitamin K supports the health of your bones as well, which can reduce your risk of fractures, breaks and osteoporosis as you age.

From Cinnamon: although, research has not confirmed the health claims of cinnamon, it is used to prevent:

- Gas (flatulence)

- Muscle and stomach spasm

- Nausea

- Vomiting, diarrhea, infections, common colds and loss of appetite

Cinnamon is also used in massage therapy. It is a well known warming agent mixed in therapeutic oils to relax and relieve muscle pain.   Some people put a few drops in their bath to relax and to sooth tired and aching muscles

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Now, you have it….Turn-up on carrot juice!

My awesome carrot juice recipe!

1-2lbs of whole carrots

2-ripe, fresh or frozen mangoes

1-cup of any other frozen fruit of choice such as, papaya, strawberries, raspberries, pineapple etc (optional)   

1-tsp of cinnamon

- Juicer

- Blender

- 2 24 oz Ball’s mason jars

Freshly press or juice carrots.  Pour the juice into a Ball’s Mason jar.

Peel, slice mangoes in cubes, and place in blender jar.  Add an additional 1-cup of frozen or fresh fruits of choice with mangoes in blender jar.  Pour carrots juice with fruit into blender jar. Secure the blender with lid. Turn the blender on full speed or liquefy.   Blend for 30 seconds.  Pour juice into a 24 oz Ball’s Mason jar, dab a pinch of cinnamon on top and enjoy!

Nutritional Value and Interesting Facts of Carrots

A medium-size carrot has 25 calories, 6 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fiber.

Colors of Carrots

We think of carrots as orange, but they can also be white, yellow, red, and purple.

A Surprising Hater of Carrots

Mel Blanc, the voice of the iconic cartoon character Bugs Bunny, reportedly did not like carrots. (

I got this news from the Webmd at http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/5-healthy-facts-about-carrots)