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Health Benefits Of ABC Juice: What We Found Out!

The health benefits of ABC juice are so compelling that it is rightly called “the miracle drink”. For health junkies, this is not just a punch of vitamins and minerals, but a revitalizing smoothie to start their day with.


Written by Manal Yahya

On Nov 7, 2023 – 9 minutes read

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Little did I know about the health benefits of ABC juice, nor did I imagine it being the heart of my healthcare routine, the first time I heard about it from my dietician.

But there I was, 3 months into this drink, in the pink of health- my skin, body and mind radiating the goodness of the magical Apple-Beetroot-Carrot juice.

And now, some serious facts-digging later, it felt like I had broken the magician’s code. The science and research were all already there. It made complete sense how 3 ingredients combined offered such wide-ranging benefits.

The best part is that whether your goal is weight loss or maintaining a healthy lifestyle, this drink will be a plus.

What is ABC Juice?

ABC juice(Apple-carrot-beetroot juice) is a wholesome combination of apple, beetroot, and carrots.

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It is incredibly nutrient rich and full of benefits, such as:

  • Detoxification
  • Healthy skin
  • Healthy hair
  • Eases digestion
  • Supports liver function
  • Immunity boosting
  • Weight loss
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Slows down aging

The easy availability of ingredients, low cost, and extensive benefits have made this drink a star among the health conscious as well as the average person. The ABC drink is also highly advocated by dieticians, nutritionists and health influencers alike.

What are the Benefits of ABC Juice?

ABC juice is a potent detoxifier. By eliminating toxins from the liver, kidneys and intestines effectively, it lets organs function effectively.

This super healthy drink is replete with phytonutrients or antioxidants like Vitamin A, C, E, flavonoids and carotenoids. It’s an all-rounder that supports the health of your skin, hair and internal organs including the brain.

Makes Your Skin Glow:

Your skin might be the first place you will visibly notice the amazing benefits of ABC juice once you start taking it regularly. It’s the tonic equivalent of your Vitamin C serum. Apart from providing hydration, its nutrient-rich composition promises healthy, radiant skin. Women have been using it for skin whitening, dark spot reduction, dull skin rejuvenation and to reduce undereye wrinkles.

  • Brightens skin
  • Removes acne
  • Reverses signs of aging
  • Slows down aging
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Makes skin appear youthful and radiant

What research shows:

  • Both apples and beets are rich in Vitamin C, which has a number of important biological functions relevant to skin health. (1)
  • Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis and skin regeneration, delaying skin aging. (2) It prevents dry skin and accelerates wound healing.
  • Vitamin C has been shown to protect the skin from UV damage.(3) It combats acne vulgaris by prohibiting clogging of pores. (4)
  • Carrots and apples also contain Vitamin A which is vital for skin health. (5)
  • Vitamin A in carrot acts as an antioxidant and attacks free radicals to prevent pigmentation and uneven skin tone (6).

Helps Your Hair Grow:

Your hair is often a reflection of your overall health. ABC juice can work as a tonic to provide shiny, lustrous hair.

What research shows:

  • Carrots and beetroots are rich sources of Vitamin B9(folic acid). B vitamins are one of the most essential group of vitamins for the body, including hair health. (7)
  • Deficiency of B2 vitamins is a known cause of hair loss. This can be prevented by the intake of B2 containing foods like carrots and beets. (8)

Apples

Apples are low in sodium, fat, and cholesterol. They don’t offer protein, but apples are a good source of vitamin C and fiber.

Beetroots

Beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C.

Carrots

Carrots are excellent sources of potassium, antioxidants, and vitamin A, vitamin K and fiber.

Keeps Your Heart Young and Healthy:

The beetroot carrot apple juice may hold the key to a healthy heart. Its components can play an important role in giving your heart a long life.

  • Controls blood pressure
  • Maintains cholesterol levels
  • Can prevent heart attack
  • Can prevent stroke
  • Can prevent coronary heart diseases

What research shows:

  • Research has shown that carrot-beet based drinks modulate high blood pressure (hypertension) as they contain the nutrients lutein, beta-carotene and alpha. (9)
  • The drink is a rich source of nitrates which ensures good blood circulation to the brain, heart, and muscles. (10)
  • Certain bioactive phytonutrients have been proven as key ingredients for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. (11)

Restores Liver health:

The liver is part of the body’s natural detoxification system, which helps filter out toxins. The miracle drink apple carrot beetroot juice is a recognized liver detox drink. It helps remove toxins and promotes the regeneration of liver cells.

  • Controls inflammation and protects liver.
  • Reduces oxidative stress responsible for many liver diseases.
  • Lowers liver enzymes (ALT).
abc juice benefits for liver

What research shows:

  • Vitamin E (in carrot) and the mineral Selenium (in beetroot) are proven to be potent antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress in Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). (12)
  • Phenolic compounds in carrots and beetroots stimulate the liver and increase bile secretion, which helps the liver’s detox function. (13)
  • Research shows that carrot extract helps protect liver from acute injury by the toxic effects of environmental chemicals. (14)
  • Betalain in beetroot is an anti-inflammatory substance, which helps in protecting our liver and reduces the risk of some cancers. (15)

Fights Diseases:

Our immune system, a network of intricate stages and pathways in the body, protects us against harmful microbes as well as certain diseases.

The carrot apple beetroot juice can be a great immunity enhancer and protect your health in many ways.

It boosts the production of white blood cells and hemoglobin, enhancing our body’s immunity.

What research shows:

  • Vitamin B6 is an essential component for immune function. Beetroots provide vitamin B6. (16)
  • All three ingredients of ABC juice are excellent sources of Vitamin C, which acts as an immunity booster.
  • According to studies, apples, beets and carrots are among the most important immune boosting foods in which dietary antioxidants like Vitamin A, C, E, flavonoids and carotenoids are present. (17)

Eases Digestion:

ABC juice helps in improving the metabolism, speeding up the process of digestion, and gives you healthy gut and a healthy body.

  • Stimulates digestive system
  • Improves intestinal health.
  • Relieves constipation
  • Regularizes bowel movement.
  • Can treat common digestive issues like heartburn, etc.

What research shows:

  • Apples, beetroots and carrots are rich in fiber. (18) Dietary fiber quickly induces the feeling of satiety and improves digestion.
  • Carrot is also an important source of trace elements (K, Na, Ca, Mg, P, S, Mn, Fe, Cu and Zn) that help with digestion (19).

Sharpens Your Brain:

ABC juice is a blend of nutrients that support brain function.

  • Increases memory and concentration levels
  • Improved cognition
  • Better recall ability.
  • Better neurofunction

What research shows:

  • A 2022 study showed that the bioactive compounds in the beetroot/carrot juice can modulate Ca2+ levels in neurons, and thus, potentially act as a neuroprotective factor against neuronal damage. (20)

Other Benefits of ABC Juice

Being a treasure trove of vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients, the golden trio brings to the table a host of additional health benefits.

There have been scientific studies that suggest that this fruit and the vegetables may possess other properties important to human function and disease resistance.

Helps You Lose Fat:

abc juice for weight loss

With its detoxing power, ABC juice is your perfect DIY weight-loss drink to supplement your workout yoga routine to lose weight. As it contains high dietary fiber content, it is low calorie, whereas the energy quotient will remain high. Thus, it gives you maximum energy and nutrition with a minimal intake of calories.

Eases Menstrual Cycle:

As you know, beetroots are rich in iron, which improves blood count and blood flow. Apple beetroot carrot juice can generate more hemoglobin. The antioxidants will promote oxygenated blood to your uterus which in turn relieves painful menstrual cramps.

This vitamin-rich juice can solve problems with a lack of vitamins that your body needs in times of weakness.

Thus, the benefits of ABC drink include nourishing the reproductive system and keeping the cells healthy, while giving you the strength you need.

ABC juice recipe

Soothes Eyes and Sharpens Vision:

Apple beet carrot juice is soothing and relaxing for the eyes! It can eliminate dryness, redness, and tiredness of the eyes by strengthening eye muscles.

Vitamin A is vital for eye health. It will reduce the dryness of eyes and give strength to ciliary muscles that are responsible for adjusting the focal length of the eye lens. It can enhance and sharpen your vision.

Slows Down the Growth Cancer Cells:

Many of the components of this miracle juice is said to have anti-carcinogenic properties.

ABC juice can slow down, if not stop, the proliferation of cancer cells. For this reason, beetroot has been used for cancer treatment for years.

The flavonoid betacyanin in beets inhibits the growth of tumors by increasing the intake of oxygen within the cells. This improves cellular respiration which can destroy cancer cells.  

FUN FACT

“The drink was invented for a lung cancer patient in China who surprisingly got cured within the span of three months.”

Miracle Drink – When and How?

To concoct the miracle drink, all you will need is a couple of minutes and some items from your kitchen. You can also customize it by sneaking in some ingredients to suit your taste.

ABC Juice Recipe:

To make yourself a glass of fresh, refreshing apple-beetroot-carrot smoothie, you will need the following ingredients and a blender.

Ingredients:

  • Organic carrots – 5 nos. (large size)
  • Organic beet – 1 whole
  • Organic apple – 1 whole
  • Fresh ginger and turmeric – A thumb-size piece each (optional)

How to:

  1. Wash the ingredients clean.
  2. Slice them into small pieces without peeling.
  3. Add them into a blender or juicer, blend them into a pulpy purple mixture.
  4. Pouring some chilled water to make one 8-ounce glass of juice.

Make sure that you don’t add sugar. Also, it is not recommended to store the drink to avoid nutrient loss.

When to Drink ABC Juice?

ABC juice is proven to work its magic on an empty stomach. Have your breakfast one hour after taking the juice.

We recommend you drink it twice a day for effective detoxing and optimal results. You can consume it first thing after you get up in the morning and before 5:00 PM in the afternoon on an empty stomach.

ABC Juice – Nutritional Values

The table below shows the nutritional content of ABC Juice per standard 8 Ounce.

Calories100-120 calories
CarbohydratesAround 25-30 grams
SugarsApprox. 20-25 grams
Dietary Fiber2-3 grams
Protein2-3 grams
FatLess than 1 gram
Vitamin A200-400% of the Daily Value (DV)
Vitamin C100-150% of DV
Vitamin K20-25% of DV
Folate (Vitamin B9)15-20% of DV
Potassium400-500 milligrams
Iron1-2 milligrams
Values per standard 8 Ounce

Who Shouldn’t Drink ABC Juice?

There are things to be mindful of even while taking a completely natural drink like ABC juice.

  • If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before you decide the timings and quantity of your ABC juice intake.
  • Remember that ABC juice is not an alternative for medical treatment. If you have any health conditions, seek medical advice and follow the doctor-recommended treatment and diet for you.
  • If you have no access to organic fruits and vegetables, the skin or peel of your fruit may be exposed to harmful pesticides. In such cases, we advise that you take extra care cleaning them. Since the peel itself is a storehouse of phytonutrients, leaving the skin on along with the pulp while blending will retain optimum nutritional quotient.
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