Carrot and Beet Juice Recipe

Drinking fresh, raw beet juice can lower cholesterol and reduce future cardiovascular problems. Serve up good heart health with this carrot and beet juice recipe!

| May/June 2013

  • Recent studies have found that drinking a small amount of fresh, raw beet juice can lower high blood pressure.
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Carrot and Beet Juice Recipe

Great for increasing circulation and encouraging bowel elimination, beets contain a color pigment called betalain, which is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, fungicidal and detoxification aid. Recent studies from The American Heart Association concluded that drinking a small amount of fresh, raw beet juice not only lowers high blood pressure quickly and effectively but could also be a natural approach to reducing future cardiovascular problems. The ginger and chiles in this juice create a feeling of warmth and the sweetness of carrots gives a smooth, pleasurable taste.

• 1 pound carrots
• 1 medium beet
• 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper or fresh Serrano chile

Juice first three ingredients one at a time in a high-powered juicer. Whisk in cayenne after juicing. Makes about 20 ounces.

For more raw juice recipes, read the original article, The Benefits of Juicing: A Look at the Latest Fad Diet.

­Recipe courtesy Detox 4 Women by Natalia Rose





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