Carrot juice is very nutritious most people find it tastes very good but can be slightly bitter.
Carrot juice is easy to make and makes people very invigorated after drinking but can you drink carrot juice everyday?
Carrots are also high in other nutrients and drinking more than 1 cup of carrot juice per day will cause you to consume more than the recommended daily intake (RDI).
But, these other nutrients – unlike vitamin C, and manganese – don’t have any negative effects if you consume more than the recommended daily intake.
Below, I will explain what the nutrients are, the negative effects of consuming more the RDI of vitamin C, and manganese, how many carrots/carrot juice you can consume in a day, and the benefits of drinking carrot juice everyday.
What Will Happen if I Drink Carrot Juice Everyday?
Carrot juice is convenient to drink and is very healthy.
However, consuming a lot of one type of food or the same food everyday can be both beneficial and harmful.
Here’s what happens if you consume carrot juice every ay.
Consuming for than the RDI of some nutrients has acute negative effects.
These are where they cause an almost immediate reaction.
Others have negative effects but only if you consume them everyday over an extended period of time.
The nutrients that are high amounts in carrots are:
- Sugar – 19% of the RDI
- Fiber – 11% of the RDI
- Manganese – 7% of the RDI
- Vitamin C – 10% of the RDI
- Vitamin K – 16% of the RDI
- Vitamin A – 300% of the RDI
*per 3.4 oz (100g), equivalent to 2 medium-sized carrots, or half a cup of shredded/chopped carrots.
Interestingly, when you juice carrots and any other fruits and vegetables almost 90% of the fiber is removed.
Therefore, the high amounts of fiber in carrots aren’t a concern.
The nutrients that have negative acute or delayed effects are vitamin C, potassium, and manganese.
It’s generally not recommended to consume a certain amount of regular sugar everyday.
This is because it’s refined and can be extracted using chemicals.
But, studies have shown that whether there are any negative effects from consuming naturally occurring sugar in fruits and vegetables is inconclusive.
And has yet has not been proven to be harmful.
Because of this fact, the amount of sugar in carrots isn’t a cause for concern.
High amounts of vitamin A are also known to be harmful.
But according to the National Institute of Health, this is only if it’s vitamin A from supplements (source).
Vitamin A in supplements is extracted from natural sources using chemicals that alter its chemistry.
Whereas, more than the RDI of vitamin A from natural sources doesn’t have any negative effects.
The nutrients to be concerned with are:
- Vitamin C – can cause diarrhea and an upset stomach if you consume more than the RDI.
- Manganese – causes a reduced growth rate, anemia, and reproductive issues over the long term. Immediate effects are a lack of appetite.
- Potassium – can cause a condition known as hyperkalemia, which is a high amount of potassium in the blood.
The effects of too much potassium are generally caused by consuming more than the RDI of potassium over a long period.
But, according to the medical professionals at the Cleveland Clinic, having a pre-existing health condition can make it easier to develop hyperkalemia and for a person to suffer negative effects from consuming too much potassium everyday over a shorter period.
The conditions are kidney disease, Addison’s disease, alcoholism (consuming a lot of alcohol everyday), diabetes, HIV, or are recovering from an accident where you suffered burns over a large part of your body.
The amount of medium-sized carrots that are required to make 1 cup of carrot juice is 10.
The vitamin C and manganese in 10 carrots are:
- Vitamin C – 50%
- Manganese – 35%
Therefore, 1 cup of carrot juice gives you this same amount of vitamin C and manganese.
The other foods that a typical person such as you or I will eat also generally contain some of these nutrients.
For this reason, to be fairly certain you won’t consume more than the recommended daily intake of these nutrients you should limit how much carrot juice you drink everyday to around 1 cup.
To account for the other foods you consume on an average day.
After you make carrot juice there is carrot pulp leftover. It has some uses, here’s a video that shows what to do with the carrot pulp that’s leftover after juicing:
Benefits of Drinking Carrot Juice Daily
When you drink carrot juice you can taste that it’s really good for you.
Carrots are high in various beneficial nutrients.
But, what exactly are the benefits of drinking carrot juice every day?
Carrots contain around 5% of most of the beneficial nutrients and minerals. And contains significant amounts of:
- Potassium, K
- Manganese, Mn
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B-6
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin K
Consuming the RDI of these vitamins and minerals as well as the other vitamins and minerals are required to keep your body functioning in peak condition.
Allowing it to fight off diseases and eliminate build-ups of waste in the body.
Which over the long term can lead to health conditions.
Carrots are high in vitamin A which is known to be very good for your skin.
You may have also heard that carrots can make your skin turn orange.
I explained how carrots improve the health of your skin and if they turn your skin orange/tan in this article about whether carrots make your skin glow.
How Many Carrots Should You Juice a Day?
Consuming too much of one food is generally bad for you.
Every type of food generally has one or more nutrients that are in high amounts.
But, with carrots how many should you juice a day to avoid any negative effects.
Vitamin C has an acute health effect which is, it can give you vitamin C.
Whereas, potassium and manganese overall have long-term negative health effects that occur from consuming too much of them over weeks to months.
But, provided you don’t consume more than 1 cup of carrot juice which takes about 10 average-sized carrots to make you be putting yourself at more than normal risk of consuming too much vitamin C, potassium, or manganese.
Which are found in significant amounts in carrots.
This does however depend on the other foods you consume, so to know for sure you would need to look at exactly how much of each of the nutrients you are consuming a day.
And compare this to the recommended daily intake of nutrients.
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