Carrot Nutrition: What Are The Many, Many Mighty Healing Powers of Carrots?
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Carrot Nutrition: What Are Its Healing Properties According To Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Carrot Nutrition. In Traditional Chinese Medicine Carrot is a food with many and remarkable healing powers.
Thermically (meaning it has a heating or cooling or neutral effect on the body's temperature): It is neutral. It neither warms nor cools the body.
1. Benefits the Lungs...anti-imflammatory in the mucus membranes...eases whooping cough and reduces coughs in general
2. Strengthens the Spleen/Pancreas
3. Improves Liver function
4. Stimulates the elimination of wastes
5. Helps dissolve Kidney and Gall Bladder Stones
6. Helps dissolve tumors
7. Benefits the stomach by reducing excess stomach acid, good for heartburn and acid reflux
8. Eliminates dangerous bacteria in the intestines...good for dysentary and diarrhea
9. Benefits the eyes, improves vision...improves night vision
10. Benefits the skin...good for skin lesions...heals burns when juice is applied directly to the skin
11. Increases mother's milk for breast feeding
12. They destroy the intestinal parasites of pin worms and round worms
13. Benefits the ears...improves hearing and clears up earaches.
Acid/Alkaline Producing Effect On The Body:
Carrots are amazingly Alkalizing...which is very good news for your body if you eat a lot of items in the Standard American Diet...most of which are Acid and therefore Acidifying to the body.
Carrot Nutrition Modern Scientific Information:
Carrots are one of the richest sources of the anti-oxident Beta-Carotene or pro-vitamin A.
Carrots are a rich sources of Silicon and therefore strengthen connective tissues and aid in Calcium metabolism.
Carrots are one of the most healing foods so it should come as no surprise therefore that it provides some of the highest and best quality nutrients.
These nutrients are especially available digestive wise from its juice.
It is an excellent source of pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, D, E, K, B1, B6 and Biotin.
Carrots are also rich in important minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, organic sodium and many other trace minerals.
The known phyto-nutrients in carrots are lutein, lycopene, anti-oxidants alpha, beta and gamma carotenes, zeaxanthin and xanthophyll.
All you really need to know is that these micro-nutrients and phytonutrients are potent healers.
Health Conditions That Benefit From The Powerful Nutrition of Carrots:
Carrot Nutrition Health Benefits:
Acidosis: The alkaline nature of carrots helps balance acidity in the body and control blood sugar.
Acne: Carrots have powerful cleansing properties are effective in detoxifying the liver, which makes carrots effective for acne caused by toxicity in the liver and the blood.
Anemia: A Carrot's molecules are very close to human hemoglobin molecules, making it very beneficial in nourishing and building the blood.
Atherosclerosis: The arterial fat (cholesterol) cleansing power of the practically miracle juice of the carrot scours away even the old build-up of arterial plaque deposits, reducing the risk of heart diseases and stroke.
Asthma: Carrots benefit the lungs and are phlegm resolving and have been found to be an effective treatment for many with asthma.
Cancer: Studies show that adding one carrot per day in our diet significantly reduces cancer risks. Carrots dissolve stones and masses such as tumors.
Cholesterol: Carrots are effective at lowering blood serum cholesterol levels.
Congestion: Carrot juice is very effective in dispelling mucus from the lungs, the ear, nose and throat area. Thereby reducing and eliminating nasal congestion, sinusitis, phlegm and mucus in the lungs and throat.
Constipation: Drinking five parts of carrot juice with one part of spinach juice regularly will eliminate chronic constipation.
Emphysema: Because of the way that carrots benefit the lungs, if you smoke or are exposed to second-hand smoke, drinking carrot juice regularly could prevent lung cancer and save your life.
Eye health and Vision improvement: Beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin help keep the optic system performing optimally, and protect against astigmatism, macular degeneration and cataracts.
Fertility: One of the reasons for infertility is lack of nutrients and enzymes in ones diet. Carrot juice taken regularly, can restore fertility.
Anti-Inflammatory: Carrot's anti-inflammatory action greatly helps reduce the pain of Rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism, gout and other inflammatory conditions.
Immune systems: Powerfully boosts the immune system by increasing the production and performance of white blood cells building resistant to all types of infections.
Gout: By benefiting the liver and being anti-cholesterol and anti-inflammatory it is an effective remedy for Gout.
Liver Disease: Carrots have powerful cleansing properties are effective in detoxifying and healing the liver of Hepatitis and Cirrhosis.
Nursing mothers: Carrot juice helps enhance the quality and quantity of a mother's breast milk.
Pregnancy: Drinking carrot juice regularly during pregnancy, especially during the last few months, will reduce the chances of jaundice in the baby, improve the mother's breast milk and enhance the baby's immune system.
Skin problems: The high quality natural vitamin C and other rich nutrients in carrot juice nourishes the skin, preventing dry skin, and healing psoriasis and other skin conditions.
Worms: Drinking one small cup of carrot juice in the morning daily for a week can helps to clear up pin worms and round worms in children.
Ulcers: Because of its alkaline nature and nutrients present in carrots help heal ulcers.
Water retention: Carrot juice is diuretic and helps to eliminate excess fluids from the body, reducing water retention, especially for women during their monthly menstruation cycle and for pregnant women.
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Carrot Juicing Considerations:
I never juice vegetables without including carrots as the first ingredient meaning that I let carrots make up a half to a third of the total.
Carrot juice is one of my favorite vegetable juice flavors. It can be juiced by both centrifugal and gear or masticating juicers.
Another carrot nutrition fact is that the natural sugars in carrots are easily assimilated. Fresh carrot juice has a glycemic index of about 80 which is acceptable for most people with blood sugar problems.
Carrots actually help balance blood sugar.
However, when you have a blood sugar problem no matter what type, it is important to pay attention to how your body responds to carrot juice, as well as any other fruits or vegetables you may juice.
Cautions And Misunderstandings Or Myths About Carrot Nutrition
One of the myths of carrot nutrition is the following.
You may have heard of people "turning orange" from drinking carrot juice.
It is not the carrot juice that is showing through the skin but is an overflow of materials which have been clogging the liver and are being eliminated with the consumption of carrot juice.
This shows how effective carrot juice is at cleansing. This turning orange, if it happens this is a good sign that the system is getting a much needed clean-up.
When this "turning orange" happens, continue to take your carrot juice and the color will eventually fade as the cleansing progresses.
Selection, Storage And Consumption Tips:
Beyond carrot nutrition there is this.
Shorter carrots tend to be sweeter. So choose the longer ones if you prefer less sweetness.
The most nutrients are concentrated just under the skin so we advise you not to peel off the skin. To clean it, scrub the skin with a stiff vegetable brush and rinse thoroughly.
You may store carrots in a plastic bag in the vegetable crisper section of your refrigerator for up to two weeks.
The sooner you eat carrots, as with any other vegetable, the greater their nutritional value.
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