Carrots with their mild, refreshing taste and distinctive aroma are very popular roots. They will be friends for your health, will be useful for beauty and if we watch our menu we can see that carrots are one of most commonly used vegetables after potatoes.
Carrots contain loads of minerals and trace elements, vitamins C, B, D, E, K and pro-vitamin A – carotene, as well as a variety of active substances, which improves vision, strengthens skin epithelium, promotes appetite, improve blood composition. There is a believe that carrots juice has anti-cancer activity. Also carrots juice promotes ejection of helminth and helps to stop diarrhea.
Carrots normalizes heart, blood vessels, liver, pancreas, kidney and thyroid gland activity. They should be used if you have an eye disease, arthritis, liver disease, atherosclerosis, anemia and body reinforcement.
It is enough for humans to eat 100 grams of carrots to provide body with necessary daily intake of carotene. Highly valuable is carrot juice. You should drink 200 grams of juice daily, but for medical purposes – three glasses. 9 carrots are just as much calcium as a glass of milk.
Carrot facial masks
1.Grate a juicy carrot and add half a teaspoon of ground oat flakes.
2.Finely grate carrot. Mix it with egg white and add 1 teaspoon olive or peach oil, little bit potato starch and put it on your face and neck.
3.Take 1 tablespoon of fresh cottage cheese, 1 tablespoon of peach or olive oil, add little milk and carrot juice, stir and put on your face.
Mask for hands – grate 1 big carrot, add 1 tablespoon single or sour cream, 1 teaspoon olive oil. Mix it all together and apply it on your hands.
Carrot juice is very useful dietary tool and is widely used in therapeutic diet. Their energy value is low, so they can be safely eaten by people who want to reduce weight. Withholding carrot diet for three days you could lose up to 3,5kg. It is recommended to eat about 1 kg of carrots a day, if wanted – can eat more. At least part of carrot is eaten fresh – grated, juice, salads with herbs and lemon juice, add several drops of high-quality vegetable oil to facilitate absorption of fat soluble vitamins in body. For dinner can eat grapefruit. During this diet you should drink as much water and tea as you possibly can.
Carrots are one of the few vegetables whose value is not impaired during heat treatment, however, to preserve maximum value it is recommended not to over boil them. It is better to boil them whole and cut only already cooked ones.
Carrot is a vegetable which can be added to almost every dish that we prepare. It can be added to almost every soup, stew or salad we make.
If someone dislikes taste of boiled carrots, they can be combined with citrus fruits, clever cooks from carrots prepare fake orange marmalade or jam. If you boil carrots in large quantity of water, along with oranges ( or just orange skins), after putting it through sieve and adding sugar, citric acid you have made a drink which really reminds of orange juice.
Carrots For Health Beauty and Cooking