Tuesday, 7 June 2016

The benefits of carrot on health

The carrot is definitely a quality vegetable, both from a taste point of view that nutritional. Its health benefits are numerous, thanks to its richness in carotenoids (eg. Beta-carotene), powerful antioxidants. Regular consumption of foods rich in carotenoids (eg. Carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash) would be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, certain cancers (ex. Lungs, breasts) and cataracts.

enhanced vision

One of the most known effects of the core is improved vision. It should be noted that this aspect has been greatly exaggerated in the West, and many people believe that the carrot can miraculously improve night vision. Although this is a bit exaggerated, the nutrients contained in carrot juice, like vitamin A and beta-carotene, certainly have a positive effect on the eyes and helps keep them healthy.

A favorable effect on blood cholesterol levels
The carrot has a favorable effect on blood cholesterol levels. According to an American study, food fortification with 200 g of raw carrots every day can drop by 11% the rate of cholesterol. The authors argued that the simultaneous intake of fiber (especially pectin, which "sequester" bile salts and fatty acids) and carotenoids, both present in the core, could optimize the protective effect of this vegetable . Two other studies have shown that carrot consumption in animals increased antioxidant capacity and vitamin E levels in the blood, in addition to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides in the liver and in the blood.
The carrot juice consumption has different effects on LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) that consumption of whole carrots, because it contains little fiber.

Painful periods
 To promote the issue of menstrual pain, take an infusion of carrot seeds in doses of one teaspoon per cup of boiling water. This infusion is also diuretic, appetizer and promotes the secretion of milk for mothers who feed.

Stomach Ulcers
 Dining adopt beverage as a broth obtained per 250 g of sliced ​​carrots and boiled for half hour in one and a half of water. A hot drink.

Beauty care
We recommend lotions to carrot juice for facial and neck which gives freshness and flexibility. To brighten the complexion, eliminate redness, small pimples and fight wrinkles, prepare a puree with raw carrots, grated with their skin and lightly drizzle with lemon juice. Spread this beauty mask on your face and keep it half an hour.

Reduces the risk of cancer
Carrots are one of the few natural sources of falcarinol, a compound that has proven its action significantly reducing the risk of cancer of the lung, breast and colon cancer when consumed regularly

A remedy to drain the liver and decongest
 Drinking in the morning on an empty stomach a glass of carrot juice and lemon juice, 1/2 cup each.
- Scientific evidence that the carrot increases the level of red blood cells. This is a very simple and very effective remedy in all anemia.

Properties carrot to lose weight
The carrot is a vegetable that is commonly found in slimming diets thanks to its many qualities allow us to lose weight:

- Carrots are low in calories hundred grams of carrots contain only 42 calories.

- It has a high fiber content and thus helps regulate intestinal transit and eliminate toxins.

- Due to high water content, it very diuretic.

- Carrots have antioxidant properties.

How to choose his carrots?
Prefer organic carrots. You will not need to remove the skin, just enough to brush carrot or wash in clean water.
Organic carrots are free of chemicals, which is an essential item when it is desired to consume home carrot juice, for example, since the core is believed.
Regarding the variety of carrots, orange carrots rather choose that contain more carotenoids than other varieties (white carrots, brown, purple, yellow).

How much and how to eat?
A portion of 100 gr. Cooked carrots can contain up to 10 mg of beta-carotene, which is double the amount considered beneficial. We saw that Dr. Brandt daily consumes the equivalent of a carrot a day. In fact it is good to eat this root in different forms, is both a serving of cooked carrots, a portion of raw carrots and juice as possible.
Give preference to organic cultivation of carrot, traditional culture of carrot containing many nitrites, the result of an abuse of chemical fertilizers.


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