Carrots are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. They have a mild flavor and can be eaten raw, cooked or processed into carrot juice. The soluble fiber in carrots absorbs fluids in your digestive tract, which can alleviate bowel problems, promote heart health and help regulate blood sugar.
The soluble fiber in carrots and carrot juice may help lower your cholesterol by reducing your levels of LDL-cholesterol, or the bad kind of cholesterol. The Mayo Clinic website says studies of large groups of people show that increased fiber in the diet may reduce blood pressure and inflammation, as well.
Regulates Blood Sugar
The soluble fiber in carrots can slow the rate of sugar absorption in your digestive tract. If you have diabetes, fiber can help you regulate your blood sugar. Fiber also assists weight loss by increasing the time it takes you to eat a meal. In addition, it may help you feel fuller longer, so you're less likely to overeat between meals.
Dietary fiber promotes normal bowel movements. It makes your stool bulkier and softer, so it's easier to pass. You're less likely to have constipation. Fiber can also absorb fluid from a watery stool and help to solidify it. Fiber may also provide relief for irritable bowel syndrome and may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and diverticulitis, according to the Mayo Clinic website.
Nutrition Information for Carrot Juice
Carrot juice prepared in a juicer at home may have more fiber, compared with canned commercial carrot juice, depending on your juicing method. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a cup of canned carrot juice has 1.9 g fiber, 94 calories, 57 mg calcium, 1.09 mg iron, 689 mg potassium, 1.4 mcg selenium, 20 mg vitamin C, 21,955 mcg beta carotene, 10,247 mcg alpha carotene, 786 mcg lutein and zeaxanthin, and 36.6 mcg vitamin K.