What’s So Special About Carrot Juice?

Thirty-five years ago, when I was told I had colon cancer, Evangelist Lester Roloff encouraged me to eliminate all animal foods (both flesh and dairy) from my diet, along with refined sugar and refined grains.

He went on to encourage me to consume lots of carrot juice if I wanted to restore my health. Not understanding all the reasons why, I took his advice.

Within days of making these dietary changes my rectal bleeding had stopped. Within less than a year the tumor in my colon had disappeared – all without any help from a doctor or the use of any chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.

After this experience I rationalized that if carrot juice could help my body recover from colon cancer, it might be good to continue consuming it order to help me remain well. And I have done just that.

Today, 35 years after eliminating some health-destroying things and adding carrot juice to my diet, I find myself just three years short of my 80th birthday still alive and well with an extremely youthful body.

Now I’m not saying that it was the carrot juice all by itself that has allowed me to enjoy such excellent health, but I do believe with all my heart it has been a huge factor.

What’s In Carrot Juice That Makes It So Special

 

Carrot juice not only tastes good (if the carrots are grown in California – more on that later), it has a vast array of nutrients and health benefits. It’s also easily absorbed and highly cleansing.

Carrots contain approximately 16% sugar. Some think this is negative because it results in a glycemic index of 80. However, research here at Hallelujah Acres reveals that it has less spiking affect on the blood than a baked potato or two slices of whole wheat toast.

Carrots are one of the most healing foods, providing the finest and highest quality nutrients, especially in juice form. Carrots are an excellent source of pro-vitamin A in the form of carotene, along with vitamins C, D, E, K, B1 and B6.

Carrots are rich in biotin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, organic sodium, plus lots of trace minerals. Carrots are also high in anti-oxidants and are loaded with enzymes.

Phytonutrients are nature’s marvelous provision in healing various diseases. Carrots are also rich in phytonutrients, including lutein, lycopene, antioxidants, alpha, beta, and gamma carotenes, zeaxanthin, and xanthophylls.

Carrots Effect on Common Health Problems

 

Acidosis
The alkalizing elements in carrot juice help balance the blood’s acidity as well as blood sugar levels.

The Standard American Diet consists of highly acidic animal protein, refined sugar and grains. Conversely, The Hallelujah Diet contains lots of alkalizing plant sourced foods (carrot juice being one of the most alkalizing). When people stop consuming the Standard American Diet and start consuming The Hallelujah Diet, they are usually able to stop taking their over-the-counter and doctor prescribed antacids in a short period of time.

Anemia
The molecules in carrots are very similar to the molecules in human hemoglobin, making it a tremendous blood builder.

Atherosclerosis
This miraculous cleansing power of juices helps scrub away built-up fat deposits on arterial walls, reducing risk of heart attack and stroke, while often eliminating need for medications due to high blood pressure.

Cancer
The daily consumption of fresh carrot juice not only reduces cancer risk, but also contributes in its reversal after the cancer has manifested.

At the Gerson Institute in Tijuana, Mexico, they have helped patients empower their immune systems to reverse cancer (even terminal cancer). Patients receive eight glasses of freshly extracted carrot juice daily and four glasses of green juices along with other healing modalities.

Cholesterol
The pectin in carrot juice helps lower serum levels of LDL cholesterol, reducing the need for cholesterol lowering medications.

Congestion
The juice of carrots is extremely effective in dispelling mucus from the ears, nose and throat, while improving sinusitis, asthma, and allergy problems.

Eyes
The beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and zeaxanthin found in carrot juice are some of the most powerful nutrients for the optic system. In addition to helping to improving eyesight, these nutrients also provide special protection against astigmatism, macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma.

After consuming carrot juice on a daily basis since the 1970s, I was able to pass my North Carolina drivers eye test without glasses at the age of 75. This ended a restriction on my driver’s license for corrective lenses after over 50 years.

Infertility
One of the primary reasons for infertility is a lack of nutrients and enzymes in the diet. Regular use of carrot juice can help provide nutrients that benefit the reproduction system.

In fact, dozens of women who could not conceive prior to adopting The Hallelujah Diet have been able to conceive after changing their diet.

Inflammation
Carrot juice has anti-inflammatory properties that greatly reduce the symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism, gout, and other inflammations.

Immune System
Most people who consume the Standard American Diet (SAD) have immune systems that are not sufficiently protective against germs, viruses, and bacteria. Carrot juice is a powerful immune system builder. It helps the body build resistance to germs, viruses, bacteria, and infections.

Nursing Mothers
Carrot juice enhances the quality and quantity of mother’s breast milk, helping the baby to grow strong and resistant to disease.

Skin Problems
The incredibly high quality nutrients in carrot juice nourish the skin. This helps prevent dry skin, psoriasis, and other skin problems. It also helps improve or eliminate these conditions if they already exist.

Water Retention
Carrot juice is a diuretic that helps the body eliminate excess fluids, reducing water retention, and thus reducing the need for medications. Carrot juice is especially helpful for women during their monthly menstrual cycle and during pregnancy.

The above is only a short and partial list of the benefits one can derive from the regular consumption of carrot juice. There are numerous more benefits, but we could go on for days.

Eating Carrots vs. Juicing Carrots

In short, you simply cannot get the same benefits of carrot juice by eating carrots.

According to Dr. Kirschner (M.D.) in his book Live Food Juices, eating a carrot forces your digestive system to separate the carrot fiber from the carrot juice. This uses a lot of energy and destroys over 65% of the nutrients in the process.

Dr. Kirschner goes on to say that juicing carrots before consuming them is a different story. The juicing machine removes the pulp for you, eliminating much of the digestive process. As a result, 92% of the nutrients are available at cellular level for almost immediate use.

It takes approximately one pound of carrots to produce eight ounces of carrot juice. Few people could eat a pound of carrots even if the nutrient intake was the same. Consuming eight ounces of carrot juice is much easier.

It Matters Where Your Carrots Come From

 

Carrots that contain the highest level of nutrients produce the sweetest juice. That is why we personally use and recommend California-grown carrots. The Hallelujah Acres Store carries the Bunny Luv (Grimmway Farms) brand of organic carrots.

Ancient volcanic activity in the California region accounts for a large amount of trace minerals in the soil. Trace minerals produce a sweeter carrot. For the same reason, California-grown fruits are sweeter, as are fruits grown in Oregon and Washington state.

The Best Juicers For Carrots

 

I do not recommend a centrifugal juicer for juicing any vegetable. This kind of juicer has a basket that spins at a very fast speed (up to 3,000 RPM) which flings the juice through the air, causing oxidation. Centrifugal juicers are more affordable than other juicers and are better than nothing. However, they are not advisable for a person dealing with a serious illness.

Champion Juicer
This is a workhorse of a juicer that has been around for a very long time. It does an excellent job of juicing carrots but not as good a job juicing leafy greens.

Green Star Juicer
This juicer does an excellent job juicing carrots as well as leafy greens. The brand new Green Star Elite is an exceptional machine and probably the best juicer on the market today except for the $2,000 Norwalk Press.

Hurom Juicer
This is an excellent juicer for the person who has very little room on their countertop. It has a small footprint in comparison to the juicers mentioned above. It is also easier to use for the person without a lot of arm strength, but not recommended for large amounts of juicing.

Why Factory-made Carrot Juice Is Not Worth Your Money

 

I believe factory-made carrot juice, commercially available in a can, bottle or other container, is basically worthless. These juices have either been cooked or pasteurized, which destroys the enzymes. They are dead food.

Occasionally you will find health food stores that offer freshly extracted, non-pasteurized carrot juice. This juice will usually keep a day or two in the refrigerator.

How To Store Carrot Juice

 

All of the living nutrients in freshly extracted carrot juice can be preserved for 24 to 72 hours if certain steps are taken. First, use any of the above juicers, strain, and place in 8 oz canning jars all the way to the top. Cover the jars with a tight fitting lid, locking out as much air as possible. Then place in a refrigerator or ice chest (if traveling).

Start Juicing Today!

 

Juicing is one of the best ways to nourish your body and to provide it the building materials it needs to build healthy cells and a strong immune system. It is not always convenient and it takes some time — but I guarantee it is well worth it!

Here’s To Your Health

God has given us but one body for this lifetime here on Earth. It behooves each of us to take good care of our body so that we can experience the ultimate health God designed for each one of us. It will ensure a body fit for the Master’s use.

“I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect , will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)

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11 comments

  1. sir you did a great job!

  2. The link to share on face-book talks about watermelon Juice not carrot? Is that a glitch or what? am I mistaken? good article.

  3. I live in nigeria. And sourcing good carrots especially carrots grown without using fertiliser is usually a problem here.in absence of fresh grown carrots can i take the carrot max for a long term use.

  4. Thanks for a great article. My wife and I did our first batch of carrot juice last night, and I was amazed at how great the taste was. We are looking to reset our immune system, and move into better health overall.

  5. Great and enriching health article. Does 3 liters of carrot juice cause toxicity? How many liters of carrot juice did you drink per day and how long did it take for symptoms to stop?

    • Hi there. George and Rhonda retired several years ago and he is not blogging anymore, so I’m not sure if he will answer your question. I worked alongside George for about 5 years and he really did love his carrot juice. He was a ball of energy and we called him “Mr. Terrific”. Over the years, Hallelujah Diet has refined the recommendation of drinking straight carrot juice! Now, Hallelujah Diet feels that a mix of 70% carrot juice and 30% green juice is better. Some people still drink straight carrot juice.

      I’m not sure how much juice George drank in the beginning, but drinking 6 glasses of freshly extracted juice daily would certainly be a way to flood the body with nutrition. (8 oz. glasses)
      The regular Hallelujah Diet suggests just 2, eight oz. glasses of freshly extracted vegetable juice per day.
      If someone is battling an aggressive disease, then upping it to 6 glasses a day is a way to get nutrition in a way the body can assimilate with ease, taking the load off of the digestive tract. (Still eating food during the day, too.)
      A person must decide how long they are going to diligently flood their bodies with juice. A year or more would not be out of the question. It takes a lot of work and money, but could be very well worth the effort.

    • I was just reading George’s book, “God’s Way to Ultimate Health”. He drank 1 to 2 quarts of carrot juice daily the year he started his total raw diet. In less than a year, every physical problem disappeared.

  6. We are interested in the Hallelujah Diet. We have a Jack Lalanne Juicer. Is it considered a good juicer for this diet?

    • Whatever juicer you have, then Hallelujah Diet recommends you use it! If the Jack Lalane juicer has a spinning basket, the juice will probably receive some oxidation that the slower juicers do not. If you plan to juice enough for 2 days at a time, then a juicer such as the Champion or Green Star, would be better since they would create less oxidation in the juicing process

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