Carrot, Apple And Beet Juice For Health

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Delicious and lovely juice

Delicious and lovely juice

Lately I heard of another few people, my friend’s friends, who are diagnosed with CANCER. As I sat and tried to recall my many friends who had suffered from various cancer, there are 24 of them! Sadly, 20 of them eventually died a very painful death not too long after diagnosis despite all the latest cancer treatments. That’s really heart-breaking. Only 4 still survive. Out of these 4, I know of 2 who are on a very strict diet that incorporates a lot of juices, home grown vegetables and fruits and no meat into their diet. On top of that they live a healthy lifestyle. One of them had third stage colon cancer and is now at least 10 years since diagnosis. The other one suffered from aggressive lymphatic cancer that has already spread throughout her whole body but looks very healthy now….already coming 7 years after diagnosis.

Delicious, beautiful carrot-apple juice

Delicious carrot-apple juice

For both of my surviving friends above, they place great emphasis on juices, home grown vegetables and fruits. From my own experience, juices had helped my family to move from poor health to better health to good health. We have been taking juices for more than 10 years. My family love juices. We drink it on empty stomachs in the morning, before we eat any other food. In this way, it is quickly adsorbed into the cells for all rebuilding and regeneration purposes. The most common juice that I make is carrot-apple juice but I also make other types of juices. I will be sharing more about the different juices in the coming weeks on top of all the delicious, healthier home cooked meals.

Carrot, beet and apple

Carrot, beet and apple

Another of my favourite is Carrot, Apple And Beet Juice. This juice is not only delicious but it’s very beautiful in colour. Some important facts about juicing to take note here:

  1. Carrot juice is the number one juice in our diet. It contains a lot of vitamins and minerals. It also contains calcium and magnesium, which helps to maintain the intestinal walls and helps to strengthen bones and teeth. Carrot juice acts as a cleanser to the liver.
  2. Beets are very cleansing to the body and help to cleanse and tone the blood as well as cleanse the kidneys. A couple of ounces of beet juice at one time is good enough. It’s best to juice it with other vegetables.
  3. Apples are the only fruits that can be mixed with vegetables. Vegetables and fruit juices do not combine well and should not be mixed.
  4. The body can only assimilate 8 oz of juice at one time, so don’t over do. Wait for one hour before drinking another glass if you need or want to.
  5. Always drink on an empty stomach.
  6. Always strain juice before drinking. I strongly recommend the masticating juicer for juicing. It’s a great investment for your health. It’s the most important kitchen gadget in my kitchen. I have been using it all these years. It gives the highest quality juice.

Juicing with the masticating juicer

Juicing with the masticating juicer

Here’s the Carrot, Beet and Apple Juice that I often make. I only use 2 fairly big carrots, a red apple and a small beet root. If you use organic vegetables, wash it clean, cut into smaller pieces before juicing. Otherwise you have to peel the skin. Juice it and drink it immediately. It tastes fabulous. Nothing can be compared to freshly made juice. It’s so refreshing and so satisfying.

cut and ready to be juiced

cut and ready to be juiced

We all know that health is very important but too often it is pushed down the list when life gets too busy. I hope this post and  other upcoming posts on juicing and healthy eating will benefit many. Juicing is the first step to good health. A lot of my friends have bought the masticating juicer, like the one I use, and have enjoyed drinking freshly made juices. I hope you will give a try.

Have you ever made a list of people you know that suffer from cancer or other incurable diseases? What is their diet like? Do you drink freshly made juices? Do you make it yourself? What type of juicer are you using? Do you notice any health benefits from drinking freshly made juices? Please share, add or comment in the comment box below.

Other juicing articles that you may be interested in:
Carrot-Apple Juice - What A Wonderful Drink!
Simple Cure Through The Power Of Carrot-Apple Juice
6 Great Health Benefits Of Carrot-Apple Juice
The Best Juicer For Health

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Christine  on October 10th, 2009

Couldn’t agree with you more. Veggies and fruits are very healthy foods we need. I love drinking fruit juice everyday.
Well, I wonder what is the difference between juicing and eating them raw?

citronetvanille  on October 10th, 2009

I cannot believe how many of your friends had cancer, that is terrible! I have heard before that raw diet is really a miracle cure for many diseases. A friend of mine, had her MS stabilized with just raw food diet. She is fine now. Your juices looks so delicious, I want one now.

Mary  on October 10th, 2009

@Christine - Really glad to know that you drink juice everyday. Have you tried vegetable juice? Fruit juices are great cleansers while vegetable juices are great healers to our bodies. Because of it’s high sugar content, I always eat fruits raw but juice vegetables. Juicing offers high quality, rich, usable nutrients to the cellular level very quickly to rebuild and heal sick cells. It is not possible to get that amount of nutrients into our bodies if we eat it raw. I mean I can’t eat 2 carrots, 1 beet and 1 apple in their raw form. I will have problem chewing the carrots. Even if I can, I won’t be able to extract all the nutrients. Besides, it take longer to get to the cellular level because of all the digestive processes.

Mary  on October 10th, 2009

@citronetvanille - Thanks for sharing. Yes, I also find it hard to believe until I sit down and count. This statistics is over quite many years. But still it’s scary to think of it. I’m so glad to hear that your friend is fine now. I have experienced the power of raw, freshly made juices. I hope more people will start juicing. It is actually simple, easy and quick.

pierre  on October 10th, 2009

Hi Mary this is Pierre from paris In France : yeah very healthy and so good ; I love these juices !!
and if you like pistaccios coe and see my chef dessert !! chers Pierre

dhanggit  on October 10th, 2009

this type of drink is getting more and more popular in france for their health benefits!! love the idea of mixing carrots and beets!! beautiful color and taste!!

Mary  on October 10th, 2009

@pierre - Hi, Pierre, thanks for dropping by again and leaving comment. I’m going to check out on your special dessert. I would really love to try some French desserts. They are so popular.

@dhanggit - Thanks for sharing and thanks for compliment. I’m glad to hear that this type of drink is getting more and more popular in France. I hope you drink too. I believe more and more people are more health conscious these days which is good.

penny aka jeroxie  on October 10th, 2009

I used to juice once a week and then I got lazy. Will have to get back to it. My juicer needs a good wash first!

angela@spinachtiger  on October 10th, 2009

I am an apple a day person, but I only do juices when I’m at whole foods and need to feel good. like the kale, apple cucumber. What do you recommend for kids two years old? I am not in favor of the store bought juices for them. Is there anything on market good for kids.

Divina  on October 10th, 2009

Woah, I’m late for your comments. I was out the whole day. My Christmas wish list is actually a Matstone juicer. I’ve been wanting that kind of juicer for so many years. When I started my blog I actually wanted to include different juice combinations but now you’ve started it already. Dad would usually make a juice of pineapple and carrot and ginger; beets and oranges; apple, carrot and ginger; celery, cucumber and apple - very high in minerals. I recommend this for people who have bone and joint problems and people who are whose blood are too acidic. And many other combinations. I made juices for my father but less on apples and carrots because they’re too sweet for him. He’s diabetic so I do the celery, cucumber, broccoli and other leafy green vegetables. I wanted to grow my own wheatgrass too. I’m so excited about fresh vegetable juice I wanted to open a juice bar. Mary, we should open a juice bar together.

By they way, what do you do with the pulp? Do you decompose them as soil?

Mary  on October 10th, 2009

@Penny - Thanks for sharing. I think this blog post is a timely reminder to you to start juicing again. Wait….wash the juicer first….haha. It does take a while to get into the habit. But if you do it only once a week it’s going to take much longer to get into the habit. Maybe I should remind you often.

@Angela - Thanks for sharing. Good to hear you are juicing. Maybe you can juice more often. Totally agree with you not to buy ready juices from the store. The best is still freshly made. 2 yr old kids can drink juices but maybe 4 oz at a time. They would love it, esp the carrot-spple juice. Anything on the market good for kids? I really can’t think of, except all the vege and fruits. There are just too much junk food and ready meals these days…..even bottled baby food!!!

Mary  on October 10th, 2009

@Divina - Thanks for sharing and adding. Oh I do hope your Christmas wish is fulfilled this year… have waited long enough. Hope you get it soon so that there’ll be more people to talk about juicing and all the benefits of juices for health. How did you and your dad make juices last time? I guess you used the centrifugal type. By the way, a diabetes (quite severe) friend of mine actually found that her condition improved after drinking carrot-apple juice. She used green apples instead of the red ones.

Wow….open a juice bar! Are you still pursuing the dream? Oh…we should really open one together. It’s going to be so much fun. And we can sell all your healthy soups too….fantastic!

No, I don’t make compost of the pulp. I just throw them away. I think more of my health than the pulp…and….I hate gardening! Maybe one day I will do that.

Simply Life  on October 10th, 2009

Way to go making healthy decisions!

kristy  on October 10th, 2009

I need a juicer right away…sounds great! I like healthy food & drinks. Btw, you can fully utilize the pulp by making homemade detergent(non-toxic & environment friendly). The outcome is fabulaous! You can check for the ingredients used from my healthy lifestyle. Besides, I also make my own homemade fruits ciders which is also good for health. The recipe for fruits cider was actually given by a monk from Thailand, to a badly ill man(diagnosed with cancer). Amazingly, he is now totally recovered. Believe it or not?

kristy  on October 10th, 2009

My husband doesn’t like the raw smell of veggies & fruits drink. The only fresh fruit juice he likes is fresh orange juice with a little honey. But I can get him to take the fruits cider that I made easily…Finally, I can at least get him to drink something healthy! he he….

Mary  on October 10th, 2009

@Simply Life - Thanks for sharing.

@Kristy - Thanks for sharing and adding. Thanks very much for bringing out the point about making own detergent and cider (enzyme drink)from the fruit/vege pulp. I have forgotten about it. I have done that before. There’s one time I made a lot and am still using it now. Do you have a blog that shows how to make? Lovely to know that your husband drink the cider. Hope you get a juicer soon. The best one to start is carrot-apple juicer. It tastes really good. I believe he will like it.

Divina  on October 11th, 2009

Kristy, do you have a blog?

Yes Mary, we used the centrifugal type before. When dad was still healthy that’s what he usually buys. Matsone juicer is not available back then.

Haha. I don’t like gardening too. I hope someone would be in change of fruit and vegetable compost so we can return it back to the earth. Fruits and veg will be more nutritious.

I also use green apple but not too much on carrots for dad. But he makes his own juice and he really like it sweet. :)

I agree, there’s nothing good on the market today. Even if they’re pure, the goodness and their nutrients are all gone.

Juice bar, okay?

Mary  on October 12th, 2009

@Divina - Just found out. Kristy has a blog. It’s The blog title is My Little Space.

Agree with you that our soil is so depleted of nutrients so much so our fruits and vegetables do not carry as much nutrients as in the days of old. Juicing helps us to get as much nutrients as possible into our bodies.

Juice Bar? Absolutely great idea.

Divina  on October 12th, 2009

Oh, it’s Kristy. I do know her. She also makes great Asian desserts just like you. I should ask her about that. Well, you know me, Ms Natural. :)

Mary  on October 12th, 2009

@Divina - I was actually so amused to discover that I actually hv been chatting with her on FB and still didn’t connect in my brain!! The whole reason is because she didn’t leave with me her blog address. And of cos I know u too well…haha

The Nomadic Gourmet  on October 14th, 2009

Very informative post. I’ll be looking forward to seeing more juice recipes from you

Gloria  on April 25th, 2011

I don’t have a juicer, I just use the Magic Bullet and strain the juice.

Any good.

As  on May 17th, 2011

can we make it earlier, such as over the weekend? put into the fridge and drink every morning?because i used to rush in the morning, i’m afraid that i don’t have time to make it every morning. your reply is highly appreciated.

Mary  on May 19th, 2011

@Gloria - You can still use that. Just that the quality of the juice is not as high as the one made from masticating type of juicer. I would say it’s still better than nothing.

@As - I’m sorry to say ‘NO’ because freshly made juices get oxidised very quickly. The best benefit is to drink it soon after juicing. I used to think like you. Having to rush for work and 2 little ones to take care is almost close to impossible to make juice in the morning. But I was so sick I had to find time. I got to bed earlier and get up earlier. Soon it became part of my life and I was able to do that. It’s very easy if you are making for one person. It’s worth all the effort. Give a try. Happy juicing.

As  on May 24th, 2011

thanks a lot mary! can’t wait to try it..thanks for your info.

sharron  on May 30th, 2011

I cut up the apples, beets and carrots a week ahead ,put into bags and refrigerate….and then juice a glass at time..does this work, also?

Mary  on May 30th, 2011

@sharron - Oh, I’ve never cut up fruits a week ahead and refrigerate it. I think it won’t be fresh by the time you juice it. I always peel, cut and juice immediately for freshness. Once you are used to it, it becomes a routine and you can do it quite fast. I hope you have fun juicing and drinking! :D

annalisa  on September 12th, 2011

I would like to know. I eat the beetroot juice directly from the juicer without starining the juice is this a good thing or not?

Mary  on September 12th, 2011

@annalisa - Thanks very much for dropping by. If you use a juicer, it should strain by itself. But if you use a blender, then you will have the pulp together with the juice. I would recommend straining the juice without the pulp for easy absorption. Digestion starts in the mouth but if you take the pulp together then you skip that stage. Some people get tummy ache from that. I only drink the juice, without the pulp. Hope this helps. Have fun juicing. It’s good for health! :D

annalisa  on September 13th, 2011

Hello Mary i have another question. I have heard that drinking beetroot,carrot and apple juiced together is very good for losing weight. Would love you feed back thanking you Annalisa.

Mary  on September 16th, 2011

@Annalisa - I think they are only very good in losing weight if we also exercise and keep away from those unhealthy, processed food. I drink it mainly for health. I also exercise a lot and try to eat healthy. Keep up with your juicing and hope you have a fun day. Keep Smiling!

Teresa L  on September 16th, 2011

Hi Mary, I have been trying the carrot, beet and apple juice in the mourning on an empty stomach. But find that I get a nausea feeling afterwards. Is this a normal feeling when you first start drinking this combination of juice?

Mary  on September 17th, 2011

@Teresa - If you have just started drinking juice, I suggest you start with just a very small amount first because your body takes time to adjust. I suggest 1 small carrot, 1 small apple and a tiny slice of beet root. It may come up to 1/3 cup only. Beet root is very detoxifying yet very vitalising and it can cause that nauseous feeling if you have never taken it before. It happened to me before. I added half small one to my carrot-apple juice and after that was story. I was so nauseous I had to lie down for at least 1-2 hrs. I quickly dive for my books and found the reason why. Take care and enjoy your juicing! :D

Annalisa  on September 28th, 2011

Hello Mary I cannot find fresh beetroot at the moment as it is not in season. I have been buying beetroot cooked in vapor which is vaccumed packed is this ok. Look forward to your feedback regards Annalisa.

Mary  on September 29th, 2011

@Annalisa - I have never tried beet root that has been vacuum packed, canned or bottled so I really won’t know the quality. Are they mushy? Looks like that’s the best alternative for you. Maybe you should move here……hehe…..always available :D

GleeS  on February 23rd, 2012

Will it make a difference if I add cucumber and celery? Also please advise if there are any benefits to adding these two?

Mary  on February 23rd, 2012

@GleeS - Thanks very much for dropping by. The only difference is the taste. Some of my friends add them. I would love to add the celery but not really the cucumber as I don’t quite like cucumber. You can add them if you like. It’s great to know you are juicing. Keep it up and have fun :D

Hildita  on March 6th, 2012

Can anybody suggest the best combination of a morning juice to bring down your blood pressure?

Mary  on March 6th, 2012

@Hildita - Thanks very much for dropping by. To have good health, healthy food and lots of exercises are needful. Celery has been found top be very good in bringing down high blood pressure. So is beet root and even water melon rind. You can add it to the carrot and apple juice. Hope this helps. Have fun juicing :D

kate  on April 6th, 2012

Hi All,

Thanks for providing us with the tips. I don’t have a juicer but a blender, what other receipies can I make to lose weight. I haven’t tried the beetroot, carrrot and apple juice.

natalia  on July 17th, 2012

Hi! I wanted to know whats the difference between drinking the juice with the pulp and without the pulp. Is it any better eaither way? Thanks!

Mary  on July 18th, 2012

@kate - Thanks for dropping by. So sorry for a late reply. Losing weight takes a lot of effort and discipline. It’s not only about eating healthy food (more fruits and vegetables and minimise all the unhealthy junk food) and regular exercises. Try juices. They are not only healthy but also makes you full. Have fun cooking and juicing and exercising :D

@natalia - Thanks very much for dropping by. The purpose of drinking just pure juice is so that our body can immediately use it without the need for digestion. If you drink with pulp, digestion only starts in the stomach and not in the mouth. One thing you can’t drink so much juice while on the other hand, it takes time for the nutrients to reach the cells because of the need for digestion. I would still recommend drinking pure juice, without the pulp. Have fun juicing :D

Santi  on August 20th, 2012

Hi Mary, my name is Santi, i´m writing from Argentina. I really like fruits and vegetables but i don´t have a juicer, so what i usually do is using a blender. I wash the fruits or vegetables, cut them into pieces, put them in the blender, add a little water and blend it. Is this the same…? does it have the same effects…? from what i´ve been reading in your blog, the only difference is that the body, or digestive system, takes a longer time to absorb the vitamins and nutrients. I would really appreciate your opinion on this matter. Thanks in advance. greetings from Argentina.

Santi  on August 20th, 2012

Mary, i´m sorry. I just read your answer to Natalia and i guess it also answers my doubts. Unfortunately i rushed into asking without reading all you comments first… :S

Mary  on August 20th, 2012

@Santi - Thanks very much for dropping by. Glad that you have found my answer in my previous comments. I really hope that you are able to get the juicer one day. In the States, my type of juice is called ‘Samson’. I think you can get it online. A good juicer is a great investment to health. Take care and have fun each day! :D

ashaunta  on August 28th, 2012

I have a blender cup that I put my carrots and apple and beets in, it makes them smooth but with a little substance, I can drink it down so there is no pulp when I am done it is all blended together I drink it immediately, and i find it cuts my appetite down and I feel really good, it is not good to drink it this way?

Mary  on August 29th, 2012

@ashaunta - I suppose if you have been drinking it and feel fine, then it’s ok for you. Not many people can tolerate that. The reason is because you skip the digestion in the mouth so the stomach has to work harder. It also means the actual juice that you drink is less. But anyway, I’m glad that you incorporate raw food into your diet :D

Dawn  on September 4th, 2012

Good Day All i have hear about this drink and started to drink it as well as my boyfriend we enjoy it very much, we drink it first thing in the morning and i do feel a difference in my body and i feel very light.

Davy  on September 15th, 2012

You have really added to my perspecrtive on juicing. Thank you very much.
I started juicing last year though not every day but intermittently. The health benefits of drinking quality fruit and vegetable juice cannot be over-emphasised.

Mary  on September 17th, 2012

@Dawn - Really so wonderful to know that you and your boyfriend are drinking juice and find it very beneficial. Keep juicing! :D

@Davy - Wonderful to know that you had started juicing. It always brings me smiles when I hear that my readers find drinking juices beneficial. Keep juicing! :D

Mikey62  on September 18th, 2012

May I mention to try parsley because it has more nutrition then most anything else and not just a garnish..LOL..A little will go along way and I always add it to my carrot cabbage celery apple.

Mary  on September 19th, 2012

@Mikey62 - Thanks very much for the info. I usually add parsley to my vegetable dish but have not tried it in my juice. Would love to try that :D

anu bedi  on December 13th, 2012

hey plz suggest me that can i give whole beetroot juice to my 13 months old baby..

Mary  on December 13th, 2012

@anu bedi - I won’t suggest beetroot juice for your baby. Maybe wait til your baby is at least 4 years old first because there may be compounds/enzymes in the juice that babies’ organs are not developed enough to handle. Hope this helps.

susaneton  on January 6th, 2013

Great article.I have just discovered juicing and reading a lot of information on the internet which can be confusing. I am actually using a blender at the moment. So is it still beneficial to drink the juice with the pulp or should I be straining the pulp out? Also is it safe to drink this combination of carrot, beet and apple daily? As I have read that some say its not and best to mix up the types of juices you drink each day. Thank you.

Mary  on January 7th, 2013

@susaneton - Thanks very much for dropping by and your compliment! I would say that the best is to drink only the juice without the pulp for quick, easy absorption. What we want is nutrients that go straight to our body cells to be used. Drinking with the pulp hinders absorption as you skip the first step of digestion by saliva from the mouth. The amount of actual juice that you drink is also less. I have been drinking carrot and apple juice almost daily. But of course it’s always good to have varieties. Sometimes I also add celery, fennel or beetroot to it. You can add spinach to it too. The key is not to mix fruits and vegetables together. Apple is the only one suitable to use with vegetables. Hope this helps. Have fun juicing! :D

Sun  on January 21st, 2013

Hi mary,
My mother is suffering from lung cancer and my mother-in law is suffering from cancer in stomach(intestine)…can u suggest the best juices which i can make specially for them….

Mary  on January 23rd, 2013

@Su - So sorry to know that your mom and your mother-in-law are both suffering from cancer. My heart feels your pain and anxiety! :( The basic is to keep drinking more carrot and apple juice. Not sure where you stay or your background. So far I know that detoxification and juicing goes well hand in hand for cancer patients. Stay strong, Su!

GVN  on April 16th, 2013

hello madam,
can we take this drink in between breakfast and lunch at about 11′ clock. or should we drink it in the morning itself. and one more thing, is there any need to add water.

Mary  on April 17th, 2013

@GVN - I believe that taking freshly made juices are always beneficial for health but the best is still on an empty stomach as it gets absorbed very quickly. There should be no problem taking at about 11am. The only problem is, I think, you will feel so full and won’t feel like eating lunch. Wonderful to know you are juicing. Keep it up and have fun juicing :D

Mtwy  on September 1st, 2013

Hi Mary
My father has chronic leukemia bone marrow and my mum has high blood pressure, heart problem and high chlorestrol. I have heard about this juice ( beet root, apple and carrot) has helped a lung cancer patient to restored his life after drinking this juice for three months. I also heard this juice can help to improve diabetes and colon cancer. it seems this is a miracle juice after hearing diff comments. I am now recommending my parents to drink this everyday. I hope this can help them to improve or restore their health. I want to know if we need to peel off the skin for apple, carrot and beetroot? Also, do you know any other good juice recipes for my parents diseases?

Mary  on September 3rd, 2013

@Mtwy - So sorry to hear of your parents’ condition. Wonderful to know that you are giving your parents this juice. Depending on where you are. Over here in UK, we get very fresh apples, carrots and beetroot. I only peel the carrots and beetroot cos they come from the ground. If you are not sure, you can peel them all. As for leukaemia, you can add green vegetable leaves to juice together. Green juices promote red blood cells growth. Adding celery is good too. Hope this helps. Have fun juicing! :D

Ann Cameron  on September 22nd, 2013

Mary, Ralph Cole and I have both arrested cancers within eight weeks by drinking the fresh juice of 5 pounds of carrots daily. Ralph cured his skin cancer in 2006 and as of 2013 it hasn’t come back. I eliminated my lung cancer entirely in four months Other people with a variety of cancers are experiencing cures, too. See Ralph’s site for details.

Mary  on September 30th, 2013

@Ann Cameron - Wow…that’s so amazing! Thanks very much for sharing! I’m hoping over to check out the blog :D

AnnT  on January 22nd, 2014

Hi, My name is Ann Tran form MD. I just started to drink the fruits just ” miracle juice” for a week and love the juice. Normally I would drink the juice right away, but this morning I let it sat for two hour before I drink it and five mins latter I start feeling squeeze in my stomach and start to throw up and the uncomfortable feeling last for few hours. I just wonder are there any reason why we must drink the juice immediately? Does any one have the same experience?

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