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Friday, February 22, 2013

Carrot Strawberry Tomato Juice Recipe

You probably already know that fruits and vegetables are good for you internally, but they are also good for you externally! I wanted to bring a fun fact to your attention that you might not know: Studies have shown that eating fruits and vegetables can help to improve skin tone, creating a more youthful and radiant glow.

Fruit and vegetable consumption affects skin carotenoid levels; this may lead to skin-color change in a fashion that is known to contribute to the appearance of health. Carotenoids also protect against cell damage from pollution and UV rays and can prevent age-related diseases including heart disease and cancer. Foods rich in antioxidants are also helpful to maintain a youthful appearance (they are found in many beauty creams!) Some of the most powerful antioxidants are beta-carotene, various phytochemicals and vitamins A, C and E. Lucky for us, most of these nutrients can naturally be found in fruits and vegetables.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends filling half your plate with fruit and vegetables at every meal. For women, the USDA recommends 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit daily and 2.5 to 3 cups of veggies. Men should aim for 2 to 2.5 cups of fruit daily and 3.5 to 4 cups of veggies. Most people do not even come close to this number. Juicing is a great way to up your daily intake of fruits and veggies, and therefore, help to maintain a youthful and radiant appearance.

Omega Juicers has created this juice recipe made with fruits and vegetables that are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help you look your best. This concoction tastes great and help you consume multiple servings of fruit and veggies in one glass.

Carrot Strawberry Tomato Juice Recipe

· 3-4 medium sized carrots
· 2 ripe tomatoes
· 1 cup of strawberries

Press through a juicer, stir to mix the flavors, serve, and enjoy!

Disclosure: This information, photo and recipe was provided to us by the great folks over at Omega Juicers. Thanks!