Carotenoid Cocktail Juice for 2

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Carotenoid Cocktail Juice for 2

Carotenoid Cocktail Juice for 2

Carotenoids are known cancer fighters. The kale is rich in lutein, the tomato lycopene, and the sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene.

Here’s a great overview from publicmed.gov: Dietary carotenoids are thought to provide health benefits in decreasing the risk of disease, particularly certain cancers and eye disease. The carotenoids that have been most studied in this regard are beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. In part, the beneficial effects of carotenoids are thought to be due to their role as antioxidants. Beta-Carotene may have added benefits due its ability to be converted to vitamin A. Furthermore, lutein and zeaxanthin may be protective in eye disease because they absorb damaging blue light that enters the eye. Food sources of these compounds include a variety of fruits and vegetables, although the primary sources of lycopene are tomato and tomato products.

This juice packs a carotenoid punch that can’t be beat. If you’re fighting illness or a cold, try one of these babies.

What is your favorite carotenoids juice combination? Let us know below or share your recipe with us as well. I love trying out new juices.

Carotenoid Cocktail
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Recipe type: Juice
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Handful of Kale
  • 2 Medium Sweet Potato, washed, peeled & quarters
  • 2 Medium Tomato, whole
  • 2 Green Apple, seeded
  • 4 Stalks Celery
  • 2 Garlic Clove
Instructions
  1. Run through juicer in order listed. This juice is savory and delicious with just the right amount of sweet to balance out the kale.
Notes
Note: If you have a high powered blender that makes hot soup you can juice the apple and add to your blender, then add the rest of the ingredients into the blender to make a hot tomato like soup that can cure whatever ails you.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 Calories: 230 Fat: 0.9g Trans fat: 0.0g Carbohydrates: 55.5g Sugar: 30. Sodium: 76mg Fiber: 10.3g Protein: 4.3g

 

 

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