Fruits & Vegetables
Carrot Diet and Juice
Now the carrot has been spread all over the world. The carrot is an edible bulbous root. It varies in size from four-five inches to ten-twelve inches and it is orange-red in colour.
Benefits, Qualities and Uses of Carrot
The carrot is sweet, warm, pleasant, stimulant of gastric fire, dry, appetiser, diuretic, constipating and to some extent bitter. It gives relief in fistula, worms and dysentery. It eradicates windiness and cough. If taken in excess, it increases bile.
Besides all these, it contains vitamin C and vitamin D, niacin. Pyrodoxine, folic acid, biotin, pantothenic acid in minute quantities, and the minerals potassium, sodium, magnesium, copper, etc. in small amounts.
The calcium in carrot is easily digestible hence the daily requirements of calcium may be met by intake of sufficient quantity of carrot only. Carrot contains six times more calcium than potato.
Carrot juice is a wholesome diet for growing children because it is a good source of carotene and calcium. Carrot-juice contains carotene (pro-vitamin A) which is very beneficial to the eyes. The carotene in carrot is converted by the liver into vitamin A and is also stored therein.
Carrot-juice is easily extracted with the help of a juicer. Juice can also be extracted by shredding it minutely and pounding it. The middle yellow part of carrot (root) should be discarded. Carrot can be eaten also by chewing it well.
Carrots eaten by chewing cleanse and strengthen the teeth. Grated carrots mixed with a small amount of salt have beneficial effects on eczema. Carrots are an excellent food for maintaining health of the eyes. Carrots contain a hormone known as tocokinin. This is an insulin-like compound which has been proved useful in diabetes.
Carrot has insecticidal properties. It destroys harmful bacteria thriving in the intestine. One gets reilief from enteritis with the help of carrot-juice. It also heals intestinal ulcers.
|CARROT - Nutrition Facts (Amount per 100g)|
|Total Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||10 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|
|Vitamin A||28129 IU|
|Vitamin C||9 mg|
The carrot is diuretic in action. It may therefore be used in nephritis as a food medicine. It is also very helpful in scanty urination.
Carrot-juice eliminates unwanted uric acid from the blood and is, therefore, very helpful for gout-patients. It is regarded as a remedy for gallstone troubles, liver diseases, tuberculosis and scanty menstruation.
Experiments have proved that carrot has an ample amount of vitamin E.
It has been established that carrot juice has a property that checks cancer. It is natural that the juice that can treat a dreadful disease like cancer successfully can cure other diseaes as well.