Enjoy 1 cup raw, juiced or cooked carrots; use purple and black carrots when you can find them, they’re more nutrient rich
Carrots are a significant source of antioxidants, fiber, and phytochemicals that have a chemo-preventative effect on the body. They are known for being filled with beta carotene, flavonoids and anthocynanins that give them their vibrant orange and purple colors. These bioactive plant compounds also give produce their taste and smell.
We love carrots for hair growth because they are high in potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin A.
Potassium is a mineral that increases the hydration and elasticity of your gorgeous hair and skin.
If you drink or eat at least a 1 cup of carrot juice every week, you may notice a nice natural glow coming through your skin. One sign of having low potassium levels is having dry skin and dry scalp.
Carrots are also filled with Vitamin A, which is excellent for:
- immune function
- and skin health
It helps the body make sebum, your body’s natural oil that lubricates and protects hair and skin.
Plain carrot juice is sweet but can be an acquired taste. I thought I wouldn’t be able to chug a glass of the original orange juice. Like celery, it may take some getting used to before drinking it by the glass. Or not.
I still prefer an apple, pear, or plain lemon to brighten it up a bit. If you’re like me, you’ll LOVE these two juice recipes: Carrot Apple Beet and Purple Carrot Crush. I prefer juice bar tasty juices at home and I hope you consider adding these to your home line up.
Check out this quick video of each recipe. Try not to laugh at my pop around the juicer. My tripod died on me while filming and my camera kept slipping off the lemons!
For more foods for hair growth…
See The 14 Best Foods for Healthy Hair Growth.