After doing a bit of research on the subject of carrot juice and cancer, I was shocked to discover just how many websites are actively trying to convince their readers that carrot juice can cure cancer. That is absolutely false, and publishing those sorts of claims is extremely reckless, if not outright appalling. While carrot juice does contain numerous different vitamins and minerals that have been linked to cancer prevention, there is not one shred of evidence to back the claim that carrot juice or a raw juice diet can cure existing cancers. What's worse, is that many of these claims are financially motivated, where certain webmasters will sell you an ebook that supposedly contains information on how someone supposedly cured themselves of cancer by using a strict juice diet. Avoid sites that make these claims, never give them your money, and always consult with your doctor before trying any home remedies.
What I do believe is true, and what doctors themselves will tell you is true, is that carrot juice or raw juice diets can have a very positive impact on the overall health condition of existing cancer patients, and with people who's cancer is in remission. The best way for your body to fight any illness, including cancer, is to consume as many nutritious foods as possible. This does not mean however that carrot juice will cure existing cancers. To maintain a healthy immune system, a healthy diet is a must, in addition to avoiding certain unhealthy lifestyles. Carrot juice is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and other essential vitamins and nutrients that can all help your body maintain a healthy barrier in the path towards infection, and can help lessen the affects that certain illnesses will have the body.
On the subject of cancer prevention, carrot juice does contain many vitamins and minerals that research have shown are linked to lower rates of cancers. Specifically diets rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium, have not only pointed to lower cancer rates, but have also been linked to a lower occurrence of numerous other health issues, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or certain neurological disorders. Other benefits of a vegetable rich diet include healthier skin, nails, hair, and bones. On the subject of carrot juice specifically, you have to think of it as just one healthy choice out of many that you should be making in your day, as opposed to raw juice being a cure all or magic diet supplement that can cure any ailment. Plenty of exercise and a nutritious diet are the foundation to staying healthy, and reducing your risk of serious illness.
If you do have cancer, are you are looking for a vitamin and mineral rich supplement to help replenish your body, then carrot juice is a great way to go. Do however consult with a doctor before drinking it, as they can guide you in exactly how much of the beverage should be consumed. Another consideration not often given to carrot juice, is that is has a lot of natural sugar in it, and diabetics are generally advised not to consume large amounts of it. And one last thing to remember, is that raw carrot juice is the only way to go if you want to boost your overall nutritional intake, as bottled pasteurized carrot juice has substantially less nutrients. While I always try and promote raw juices over bottled premade juices, I never recommend store bought unpasteurized raw juices, as I have gotten sick from drinking these myself, and have come to realize the risks are not worth the rewards.