One of the most frequently asked questions submitted to our website editor, is how many calories are contained in a glass of carrot juice. We touched on this subject briefly in the Juicing Questions And Answers section, however we have decided to write up a more in depth article on the subject. For more information on this topic, please read on.
Contrary to a lot of information being circulated around the internet, one cup of carrot juice, or eight fluid ounces, contains as much as 90 calories. I have spoken with several different dietitians and nutritionists, and they all seem to agree upon that figure. Many websites state that it only contains 60 calories, however this is an absolute minimum figure, and in most cases it will be quite a bit higher.
With regard to sugar content, one cup of carrot juice contains roughly fifteen grams of natural sugar. Obviously you wouldn't taste it when eating a whole carrot, but the vegetable does contain an abundant amount of sugar, especially when juiced and concentrated. Diabetics should consult with a doctor before consuming carrot juice.
Carrot juice also contains about ninety milligrams of sodium, which is roughly four percent of your daily recommended allowance. Being a root, the vegetable absorbs sodium from the soil, and stores it within the fiber of the root. This mineral is essential for the plants development, and when consumed in low does, it is necessary and healthy four our bodies.
When it comes to fiber content, obviously any fresh juiced pulp free juice is going to lack an abundant amount of fiber. That is why it is very important to consume whole fruits and vegetables, and avoid just consuming their juices. Lack of fiber in your diet can lead to a wide variety of health problems, particularly digestion related.
So there you have it finally. There are approximately 90 calories in one cup, or eight ounces of carrot juice. If you state the 60 calorie figure, then you are giving the lowest possible amount, and will likely come well under the marker. The high calorie number is due to the fact that the juice contains a large amount of natural sugar.
If you have any further question regarding this subject, please feel free to send our web editor an email. We know several health experts that are more than willing to answer any carrot juice related questions that might come through our website. We would like to thank you again for visiting our website, and wish you a happy juicing experience.