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Carrots are a product that many culinary masterpieces cannot do without. In addition, it can be used in its pure form, since the vegetable is incredibly useful for the human body.
Not so long ago, experts found out that boiled carrots, which can be used not only by adults, but also by children, have a positive effect.
This article describes in detail the benefits of boiled carrots for the human body, recipes for improving health are given.
The chemical composition of boiled carrots
The boiled root vegetable contains 6 essential vitamins, as well as additional substances, thanks to which all the benefits for the body are determined.
Table 1 - Valuable substances that make up boiled carrots (100 g).
|Vitamin A||852 μg|
|Vitamin B1||0.066 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.044 mg|
|Vitamin C||3.6 mg|
|Vitamin E||1.03 mg|
|Vitamin K||13.7 μg|
You can find more information about the chemical composition and calorie content of carrots here.
How is it useful and what are the contraindications?
The main benefit of a cooked vegetable is its antioxidant properties, which only increase after cooking. During the cooking process, useful carotenoids are more easily absorbed, since incomplete destruction of the cell wall occurs under the influence of high temperature. This property of boiled carrots helps patients make up for vitamin A deficiencies if they add the vegetable to their diet.
Also carrots contain lutein - the main component of retinal pigment, as a result of which the product is an excellent means of preventing visual impairment.
The maximum concentration of vitamins is contained in the peel, therefore, the root crop should not be peeled before heat treatment. You just need to wash it under running water.
The boiled product can be grinded, and the resulting mass can be used in the treatment of abscesses on the skin.
Boiled carrots have contraindications, including:
- stomach ulcer;
- inflammation of the small intestine and duodenum during remission.
In addition, you can not eat more than 3-4 root vegetables per day. If the indicated dosage is exceeded, then the skin of the palms and feet may turn orange.
We offer you to watch a video about the benefits of boiled carrots and the precautions for using it:
Which is healthier: raw or boiled?
Until now, scientists around the world are arguing about whether processed or raw carrots are healthier for the human body. So far, there is no definite answer, although in the course of research it was found that a small part of vitamins under the influence of high temperatures is destroyed.
Table 2 - Comparison of the chemical composition of boiled and fresh carrots.
Dosage of use
And although the product is very useful for health, a daily dosage of 250 g should not be exceeded, otherwise it is fraught with the development of side symptoms.
Does it strengthen or weak?
After heat treatment, carrots have a laxative effect, especially if you make a salad from them with the addition of vegetable oil. Under the influence of this vegetable, all disturbances in the work of the intestines, resulting from malnutrition, physical inactivity and metabolic disturbances, are quickly eliminated, slags, heavy metals and toxins are released.
In addition, the product is able to eliminate inflammatory changes in the digestive organs, under the influence of which the tendency to constipation only increases.
How to use?
- milk - 500 ml;
- carrots - 100 g.
- Pour milk into a container, set on fire.
- Grind the root vegetable on a grater and add to the milk.
- Keep the carrots on fire until cooked, and you can understand this if you pierce the vegetable with a fork. When done, the product will pierce gently and easily.
- Pass the finished root vegetable through cheesecloth, and use the resulting liquid in 3 tsp. 3 times a day.
It is necessary to place 2 unpeeled carrots in a container, add water and set on fire. Cool the boiled vegetable and take it before going to bed every day.
- protein - 1 pc .;
- flour - 40 g;
- boiled vegetable - 1 pc.
- Beat the chicken protein with a whisk until foam appears.
- Grind the boiled vegetable on a grater.
- Add flour and apply the resulting composition to the skin of the face.
- Keep the mask for half an hour and then remove with warm water.
You need to apply the mask 3 times a week. After 2-3 procedures, the pores begin to narrow, the skin acquires a healthy appearance, and the amount of inflammation on the skin decreases.
Mask for dry skin
- carrots - 1 pc.;
- yolk - 1 pc.;
- olive oil - 20 ml.
- Boil the carrots, peel and chop with a grater.
- Add the remaining components to the resulting puree.
- Apply the mixture to the skin of the face for 20 minutes.
- Remove the mask with warm water, treat the skin with a moisturizer.
Regular use of the mask will eliminate redness and irritation, and also cleanse the skin of dead cells.
Boiled carrots can bring not only benefits to the body, but also harm. If you use a boiled root vegetable in an increased amount or there is an individual intolerance to the product, then this is fraught with the development of the following symptoms:
- general malaise;
- yellowing of the skin resulting from the inability of the body to process vitamin A in excess.
In the event of the development of such symptoms, an urgent need to consult a doctor.
Boiled carrots are a very valuable product for the human body.... It is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. But in this case, it is important not to overdo it, since the active intake of vitamin A into the body will give a reverse reaction and will only aggravate the condition.