What is Better for Weight Loss? Whole Carrots or Carrot Juice??

carrot-juice-for-weight-lossCarrots make an amazing food because not only are they readily available in lots of geographical areas, they can also be found throughout the year!

I highly recommend doing both at a regular basis! Because if you only do one, you will have miss out on some benefits of the other one!  Keep in mind a cup of carrot juice contains approximately about 240 calories about the size of 3 whole carrots.

It is also good to note that although the juice has higher calories than the raw carrots, it is still low in sugar and very nutrient dense making it worth the calories. Furthermore, by juicing the calories, you are able to extract way more nutrients than when you just eat the carrots.

One of the benefits of drinking fresh carrot juice is that it reduces cholesterol because it is very high in potassium. cholesterol control is an important aspect of weight loss control.

Fresh carrot juice is  also amazing for cleansing out the liver and this optimizes the functioning of the liver. This is perhaps the most important aspect of carrot juice in aiding weight loss.  Once the liver is functioning optimally it prevents the body from accumulating fats and also at the same time helps in its rapid digestion. This will then prevent weight gain and  thus assist in weight loss.

Fresh carrot juice is a great source of  Vitamins B1, B2 and B6. These vitamins are essential for helping break down fats and glucose.  They are also shown to lower stress. Stress management can be a big factor in losing weight!

Fresh carrot juice is also very high in vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential in helping your body heal after exercise. It also assists in building muscle. As you know, muscle burns more calories than fat, so the more muscle you have, the thinner you will get!

What is the best way to consume carrot juice?

We highly recommend juicing your own! If you are looking to get the most nutrients, do not buy the the packaged juice at your local grocery store because it hardly has any nutrients left in it after pasteurization. One of the best things that you can do is invest in is a good juicer that will last you many years and help in improving your health. Last but not least, it is best to always buy organic carrots. If you are a member of one of the wholesale places such as COSTCO or BJS. You can get bulk organic carrots at  very reasonable prices.

Be sure you drink a tall glass of freshly squeezed juice every day. One added benefit! You will get amazing skin! What a great way to lose weight!