The healing effects of carrots
Eating carrots regularly will improve your overall health and will provide your body with a lot of vitamins (especially vitamin A) and minerals.
Eating carrot is also advised when on weight loss diet as carrot contains very little calories, but occupies your stomach so you will not feel hungry for hours.
In addition, carrot is also known to:
Carrot contains a lot of vitamins and minerals of which the most important ones are as follows:
10 facts about carrots you didn’t know
Here’s another 10 facts about healing properties of carrot (carrot juice):
Beta-carotene: Carrots are a rich source of antioxidants, which among other things can be converted into vitamin A, which helps the body maintain healthy skin.
Digestion: Carrots increases the production of saliva and provides essential minerals, vitamins and enzymes that help with digestion. Regular consumption of carrots can help prevent stomach ulcers and other digestive tract disorders!
Alkaline elements: Carrots are rich in alkaline elements, which clean the blood and balance the acid-alkaline ratio in the body.
Health of teeth: Carrots kills harmful bacteria in the mouth and help prevent tooth decay.
Wounds: Raw or grated carrot can be used to aid in the healing of wounds, bones, and various infections.
Phytonutrients: Among the many key benefits of phytochemicals contained in carrots, phytonutrients reduce the risk of colon cancer and helps promote the overall health of the colon.
Carotenoids: Carrots is rich in carotenoids, which helps your body regulate blood sugar.
Fiber: Carrots contain a lot of soluble fiber which can reduce cholesterol levels (LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol) while increasing HDL cholesterol (the one that body needs). Also eating carrots regularly reduces the possibility of blood clots and can help prevent heart disease.
Eyes, hair, nails and much more: Nutrients in carrots can improve the health of your eyes, nails, hair, sking etc… It also helps detoxify your body and promotes the creation of new cells.
Carrot salad, a healthy meal!
Since carrot is so healthy it’s best to eat it as often as possible. You can eat it raw as a snack or make yourself a carrot salad or carrot soup. Here’s a recipe for a tasty carrot salad (serving for 4 person):
First off, wash the carrot clean. Than, cut carrots lengthwise. Put a little of salt and sugar on sliced carrots and throw them in a bowl full of water. Next add chopped garlic and cook for 15 minutes. When cooked, put carrots into salad bowl, pour over the vinegar, add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. At the end season with cumin and parsley and coriander seeds.