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We all know the taste of carrots from childhood. It is generally accepted that carrots are a storehouse of vitamins, and that every person must eat them.
Few people know that Southwest Asia is considered the birthplace of carrots, where they began to grow it already 4000 years ago!
We will tell you about the benefits of this delicious drink for women, men and children and tell you how to take it correctly.
Currently, there are a huge number of types of carrots:
- and even white.
However, consider the chemical composition of the carrots that we are used to eating. Its calorie content is only 32 kilocalories per 100 grams, which allows carrots to be considered a dietary product.
The vegetable contains a large amount of vitamin A, as well as carrots are rich in various vitamins of group B, D, E, PP, C, K.
The vegetable also contains:
Benefits and medicinal properties
It is generally accepted that carrot juice is very good for us, but is it true or not? However, it can only be beneficial if consumed on an empty stomach less than 30 minutes before meals. Also it is good to start your day with a glass of carrot juice: it will charge you with vigor for the whole next day.
The benefit of the juice is that it:
- restores and improves erection;
- increases the production and motility of sperm;
- protects against the appearance of prostate cancer;
- stimulates sex drive;
- good for fertility.
We talked in detail about the benefits and dangers of carrots for men here.
For women, the benefits of carrot juice are as follows:
- maintains hormonal balance;
- helps to cure infertility;
- eases the condition with menopause;
- prevents the appearance of neoplasms in the mammary glands;
- prolongs the youthfulness of the skin, removes wrinkles;
- accelerates the growth of hair and nails.
The drink will also be useful for children:
- restores the immune system, as well as strengthens it;
- normalizes the level of hemoglobin in the blood;
- helps to absorb calcium;
- participates in the formation of the nervous and hormonal systems;
- supports the protective functions of the mucous membranes;
- improves vision.
However, the drink should be given to children only after they reach the age of six months. But even in this case, this should be done gradually, starting with one spoonful of diluted juice.
Contraindications for drinking juice:
- allergy to carrots;
- exacerbation of chronic diseases of the digestive tract, for example, gastritis or ulcers;
- diabetes mellitus - due to the high amount of sugar in carrot juice (read about the use of carrots for diabetes mellitus here);
- children's age up to six months.
Which is better - freshly squeezed or purchased?
This question can be answered unequivocally - freshly squeezed, because all the beneficial properties of the juice are preserved in the first twenty minutes after its preparation.
- Purchased drinks hardly contain all the same vitamins, minerals and trace elements that are contained in fresh juice, but they certainly contain preservatives and other substances that help the juice to be stored longer.
- Fresh juice retains its useful properties only for half an hour, and store juice can be stored for years, which tells us that there are few useful substances in it.
How to make a healthy carrot drink at home?
- Using a juicer... The easiest way to prepare carrot juice using a juicer is to simply peel the carrots and cut off a centimeter of carrots at the base. The juice will turn out without pulp and with a slightly sweetish aftertaste. It can be diluted with water if desired.
- How to squeeze without a juicer? If you don't have a juicer, you can use the more time consuming but reliable method. Using a blender or fine grater, chop the carrots to a puree state, then wrap them in cheesecloth (the gauze should be rolled up in several layers) and squeeze well.
How many carrots do you need to get 1 liter of juice? Usually, from one kilogram of carrots, about half a liter of ready-made carrot juice is obtained, and 3-4 carrots are needed per glass.
Combination with apple and celery
- Apple and carrot juice... There is no doubt about the benefits of juice from carrots and apples. Apples, as you know, contain pectin, with the help of which radionuclides are removed from our body.
More potassium contributes to the maintenance of normal heart function and acid-base balance. Also, this juice is used for anemia and a lack of vitamin C in the body.
- Carrot juice with celery... This juice, thanks to carrots, helps fight heart disease, helps to remove toxins from the body, improves vision. And thanks to celery, it improves the immune system, lowers blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels.
How to apply correctly?
Carrot juice for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, in particular for gastritis, helps to relieve pain attacks, and also reduces the inflammatory process in the stomach, thanks to the antioxidants contained in the composition.
It is most useful for gastritis to consume freshly squeezed juice.... You can also add fermented milk products to it, for example, yogurt. This juice should be drunk 3 times a day before meals, 200 milliliters.
Vitamins E, A in juice neutralize free radicals. Also, vitamin E improves fat metabolism in the liver itself, which avoids fatty liver. That is why, doctors recommend the use of fresh carrots and juice to prevent liver disease.
It is best to drink only freshly squeezed juice, you can also add a little sour cream or natural yogurt to it.
It can also be combined with juices:
It should be consumed no more than 3 times a day, 200 ml on an empty stomach.
Carrots contain essential antioxidants that stop the development of cancerous tumors. These substances prevent further division (development) of pathological cells, which means that the disease gradually stops progressing.
The juice of this vegetable is also appreciated due to its high content of carotenoids.... Carotenoids are especially important for people who smoke, who have a higher likelihood of developing laryngeal cancer. Carrot juice (exclusively freshly squeezed) should be consumed no more than 250 ml at a time, and therapy should last at least a month.
One of the main causes of bladder stones is a lack of vitamin A, which is known to be very abundant in carrots. It is necessary to take 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed juice 20-25 minutes before meals, repeat 2-3 times a day. The course of treatment is approximately 3-4 months.
Carrot juice contains useful in diabetes mellitus:
- beta carotene;
- alpha carotene;
- photochemical compounds.
However, you need to be careful because the juice also contains a lot of sugar. Freshly squeezed juice should be consumed no more than 250 ml once a day..
You will find more information about the use of the root vegetable by people with diabetes mellitus in this material.
To cure insomnia, it is best to use a mixture of carrot and celery juice. It will be fortified with vitamins A and B, as well as fiber. That is why this drink helps fight insomnia.
Celery Juice Recipe: 5-6 carrots and 2 celery stalks. It should be consumed in the morning on an empty stomach, as this recipe has the best effect on the body on an empty stomach.
During an exacerbation of the disease, carrot juice is contraindicated, however, during remission, the juice can be drunk.
How to drink? No more than half a glass of juice every 2-3 days.
Ulcers and burns
In folk medicine treatment of skin ulcers and burns with carrots is common... To do this, a compress of juice with pulp, prepared with a grater, is applied to the damaged area.
Carrot juice is used instead of sunblock, it protects the skin from the rays of the sun, helping it acquire a beautiful tan without harm to health.
Mask for the face
Carrots moisturize the face, even out skin color and helps get rid of wrinkles. The recipe for such a mask is very simple: a thick layer of grated carrots is applied to cleansed and steamed skin of the face and left for 10-15 minutes.
In what cases can it harm the body?
It is strictly forbidden to eat carrots for people:
- with a stomach ulcer;
- with gastritis;
- in the presence of kidney stones.
Too many carrots in the diet should be avoided as this can lead to yellowing of the skin.
Carrots - for or against? Definitely for. When used correctly, this vegetable is a storehouse of vitamins. at low price. It helps to fight many diseases, helps preserve vision. The main thing is to use carrots and their juice correctly!
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