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Nutrition in Fresh Apple and Carrot Juice

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author image Karen Curley
Karen Curley has more than 18 years experience in health and nutrition, specializing in healthy food choices for families. She received USDA certification in food components, nutrient sources, food groups and infant/child nutrition, and holds a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts. Curley is also an avid gardener, home renovator, Collie breeder, dog groomer and dog trainer.
Nutrition in Fresh Apple and Carrot Juice
Fresh carrot juice is packed with vitamin A. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

You might be surprised that fresh apple juice does not contain any vitamins, calcium or iron. It does, however, give you 240 mg of potassium from an 8 oz. serving. Fresh apple juice also contains 27 g sugar, 27 g carbohydrates and 10 mg of sodium per serving. One serving is 110 calories.

Fresh carrot juice is a rich source of vitamin A, giving you 903 percent of your daily nutritional value in an 8 oz. serving. It also provides 33 percent of your daily need for vitamin C, 6 percent of your daily calcium and 6 percent of your daily iron. One cup of fresh carrot juice also has 635 mg of potassium, 68 mg sodium, 22 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 9 g sugar and 2 g of protein. One cup has 94 calories.

Vitamin A

Meats, vegetables and fruit contain vitamin A, also known as retinol. Vitamin A from carrot juice is in the form of beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. Your body utilizes vitamin A to maintain vision, bone growth, cell division, resistance to disease, reproduction, and maintenance of mucous membranes in the urinary, respiratory and intestinal tracts.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C improves brain function by synthesizing neurotransmitters that affect mood, memory and alertness. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that reduces cell damage and is important for healing wounds, as well as repairing the skeletal and muscular systems.

Calcium

Calcium is a mineral found in your teeth, bones, nerves, tissues, blood and bodily fluids. It is important for you to get enough calcium for strong teeth and a healthy skeletal system. Maintaining healthy calcium levels throughout your life can prevent osteoporosis as you age. Calcium also helps clot your blood, contracts and relaxes muscles, and helps keep your heart healthy.

Iron

Many of the proteins and enzymes your body uses contain iron, which plays an important role in moving oxygen through your circulatory system and is essential for cell growth. If you do not get enough iron in your system, you will feel tired, unmotivated and confused, and your immune system will not function properly. Most of the iron in your body is in your red blood cells, where it carries oxygen to your heart and muscles.

Potassium

Potassium lowers blood pressure and plays a role in controlling muscles and the nervous system. Sodium and potassium work together to balance the water in your body. Your kidneys control your potassium levels. It is unusual to have a potassium deficiency, but if you suffer from diarrhea, alcoholism, are using laxatives or exercise strenuously, you can lose potassium.

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