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Carrots

carrotsPick crisp, small to medium carrots–the deeper the orange, the richer they are in vitamin A. They also contain vitamin C, K, potassium; alpha- and beta-carotene, antioxidants, fiber. Alpha and beta carotenes are in part metabolized into vitamin A–critical for our vision. Only 3% of beta carotene is released during digestion of raw carrots however; you can drastically increase this percentage by juicing or

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So why not add to the mix an excellent source of manganese–pineapple! And how about some sodium, potassium, and folate-rich strawberries, an orange and half a lemon to add a kick? Blend! Refreshing and vitamin-rich.Image

Enjoy: 1/2 pineapple, 2 large strawberries, broccoli, 2 cups of baby carrots, 1 orange, 1/2 lemon.

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