(NaturalHealth365) There’s really no need for toxic sunscreen products. In fact, many of the chemicals used in the most ‘popular’ sunscreen lotions can cause cancer – as they get absorbed into your skin and pollute the bloodstream.
Some ingredients are so toxic, you would never consider consuming them, yet when we put them onto our skins, that’s exactly what’s happening. Of course, nobody wants a sunburn – but there is a safer way to protect your skin.
Protect your skin from the sun – without toxic chemicals
May I suggest a natural solutions that is proven to be highly-effective? Freshly made carrot juice, consumed on a regular basis – daily during summertime, or every other day – will keep your skin from being burned. If you are juicing carrots regularly – there’s no need to use sunblock. Of course, you’ll never hear this from the sunscreen manufacturers or the corporately-controlled media.
You see, carrots have a natural pigment called, melanin. And it’s this melanin that may turn your skin orange in color, especially your hands and underneath your feet.
But don’t worry!
This is nature’s way of protecting your skin from sun damage, sunburn and skin disorders. Drinking about 1 liter per day may turn your skin orange more than you like, in the first six months, but after those six months, your skin will naturally balance itself out.
What is the best way to extract the juice from the carrots?
You can’t ‘blend’ carrots very well at all – so please don’t let people try to confuse you into believing you can, because you can’t. We can juice 10 to 15 carrots that will make about 24 to 30 ounces of pure juice, but you could never get that many nutrients from blended carrots.
You see, this is just one of the great benefits to juicing, its ‘concentrated nutrition’. And, when in juice form, you are much more likely to absorb 100% of the essential nutrients needed for skin protection and optimal health.
Now, don’t get me wrong, the use of a blender – to make nutritious smoothies – does offer great health benefits. But, in terms of carrots – juicing is the way to go.
What exactly are the benefits of carrot juice?
Carrot juices contain provitamin A – from nature and not a capsule – which is essential for tissue growth in the body. Therefore, with daily intake of carrot juice, one doesn’t need to take vitamin A supplements. Plus, by drinking carrot juice, you are absorbing it much more efficiently.
Carrot juice is rich in antioxidants.
Antioxidants slow down the process of aging by neutralizing free radicals. These free radicals can cause many health problems like eczema, dermatitis, wrinkles and even rashes. Thus, vitamin A in carrot juice plays a major role in skin health.
In addition, carrot juice is rich in carotenoids, which protect vital organs as well as your skin – which is the largest organ of the body.
Summertime ‘classic’ organic carrot juice recipe
- 12 medium sized organic carrots
- 1 inch fresh ginger root or 1/2 lemon
Push these ingredients through your juicer and drink immediately. Any fresh juice that is left untouched for more than 15 minutes can lose up to 50% of its nutrients. Refrigerating your fresh juices cannot be left untouched for more than 3 hours, but you can freeze your carrot juice for up to 3 weeks in mason jars.
Just remember, don’t fill the juices up too much to the top. Leave 1 inch on top for expansion. In the evening, before bedtime, put your carrot juice in the refrigerator, and in the morning it will be ready for you to take to work.
Ideally, you should have a fridge at work or drink your juice as soon as possible.
If you like, you can add some dark leafy greens, celery, cucumber, fennel or fresh herbs like basil and peppermint to your carrot juice. The tasty combinations are nearly endless.
Editor’s note: This article highlights the value of an antioxidant-rich diet for overall good health. I can personally attest to the skin protective value of drinking carrot juice plus many other antioxidant-rich beverages. I spend lots of time outdoors, never use sunscreen products and people tell me I look 10 – 15 years younger than I am.
But, before you go outside – if you’re concerned – limit your time in the sun, cover yourself with loose fitting, comfortable clothing and wear a hat. Bottom line, there are easy ways to avoid the use of toxic, cancer-causing chemicals on your skin. Enjoy the summer.
About the author: Linda Kordich has been married for 33 years to Jay Kordich, world renown health educator and the “Father of Juicing”. She is the co-author of their new book, Live Foods Live Bodies and teaches throughout the world on the ‘Powers of the Gentle Art of Foods and Juices’. For more information about Jay and Linda Kordich – visit: www.JayKordich.com