Carrot juice, because of its many healthful benefits, is frequently called the "miracle juice." A large number of people in all walks of life, suffering from various ailments, have found that the inclusion of carrot juice in their diet has greatly improved their health.
Countless others have found it to be a valuable "protective" agent in the building and maintenance of health in both children and adults, while its delicious flavor makes it popular as a beverage either plain or combined with other juices. Carrot juice is one of the richest sources of vitamin A that can be used in the daily diet. It also ranks high as a source of the other vitamins, especially those of the B complex.
Its mineral content is equally rich and includes calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, chlorine, sulfur, and iron. The vitamin A content of carrot juice helps to strengthen the eyes. In many cases where defective eyesight was noted, as an example, during the war, the condition was overcome by fortifying the diet with fresh carrot juice.
One of the first evidences of vitamin A deficiency may be experienced in the difficulty of adjusting the sight in a dim light, as in entering a dark room, or theatre, from a brightly lighted hall. A more serious symptom is the inability to regain focus of the road after the glare of passing headlights. This sight defect is known as "night blindness," or "glare-blindness," and has been the cause of many accidents. There may be some truth therefore in the Old wives tales of carrots helping you to see in the dark.
As a refreshing and healthy drink the benefits of carrot juice are undeniable plus being available all year round.