It is often said that carrots help to tan the skin and that they are good for the eyesight, but beyond these effects, most mortals are unaware of the many benefits they bring to the body.
Steamed, boiled, raw, cooked, liquefied or simply fresh and in bites, carrots are part of the group of foods with "promising effects" in the prevention of some types of cancer, according to the WHO in its World Cancer Report 2014. Along with spinach and tomatoes, vegetables that also contain carotenoids, they serve to prevent breast cancer.
Another report from the University of Newcastle (UK) states that if cooked whole and then chopped, it contains 25% more falcarinol, a compound that protects the vegetable from fungal attack and that in our body acts as a protector against the development of certain types of tumors.
The regular consumption of this vegetable provides an important amount of vitamins (A, B, C and E), minerals and antioxidant compounds and its caloric value is very low (100 grams are equivalent to about 33 kcal), says Carmen García Torrent, a graduate in Food Science and Technology.
This expert highlights seven essential benefits of carrot consumption:
1- Carrot aromas stimulate appetite.
2- Eating it raw strengthens teeth and gums. Eating raw vegetables such as carrots improves oral blood flow and prevents bacteria from sticking to the teeth. In addition, fluoride, present in foods such as carrots, spinach or apples, is an essential mineral to keep tooth enamel in good condition and prevents tooth decay.
3- It helps to combat constipation and stomach pain due to intoxication. Thanks to its high fiber content, it increases the amount of fecal matter and prevents constipation. In addition, it calms gastric discomfort and excess acidity due to mineral salts such as sodium, chlorine, potassium and B vitamins. Therefore, it is a highly recommended food if you suffer from gastritis.
4- Due to its high water content, it is diuretic and helps the disintegration of kidney stones.
5- Rich in potassium and phosphorus, it is an excellent invigorating for tired minds and restores nerves.
6- It strengthens nails and hair, to which it adds shine. Carrot stem cells are rich in beta-carotene, also called provitamin A, which is transformed into retinol or Vitamin A in the body. These compounds repair cells damaged by environmental effects, thus strengthening and revitalizing nails and hair. Vitamin A helps in the production of sebum, beneficial for the scalp.
7- Improves the quality of breast milk. Beta-carotene and vitamin A improve the biological quality of breast milk, according to Mario Garcia, Doctor of Pharmacy and expert in Food Safety. The intake of beta-carotene, minerals and enzymes from carrots promotes the healthy production of breast milk.
This is a freshly made carrot juice which I made for grandma since she recently had dental surgery.
It is not mixed with water, it is just carrot juice, really delicious.
In the video you can see the process that was carried out.
Translated with DeepL translator