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Learn to Love: Carrot Juice

We often think of juices as being healthy, but in reality, a big cup of juice can also be a big cup of calories. Because juices are super-concentrated and often have added sugar, they can be much higher in calories than their fruit counterparts. For instance, one large orange contains 86 calories, while an eight-ounce glass of OJ has 110 calories.

But I admit I love juice, and sometimes it just really hits the spot. So I've recently made the switch to carrot juice, initially because I noticed it was much lower in calories: Eight ounces of Odwalla carrot juice has just 70 calories. I've since grown to love the sweet but not too sweet flavor — now Odwalla's Carrot Orange Apple Juice blend tastes too sweet! And the nutritional benefits are hard to beat, so


Not surprisingly, carrot juice can easily provide your RDI of vitamin A, which helps with vision and bone growth, fosters cell growth, and enhances the immune system to ward off infection. The tasty beverage is also rich in B vitamins, calcium, and potassium. Because of its low calorie content, it makes a great base for smoothies.

Do you love carrot juice too? Tell me how you use it below.


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