The composition and properties of carrot
Carrot is a known source of β - carotene, in addition, it is the tocopherol, thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, folic and ascorbic acid. This is rich in vegetable and mineral substances, the largest share of which falls on potassium. Carotene is the most rapidly absorbed with fat, so carrots it is better to make salads and fill them with vegetable oil or sour cream.
To strengthen the gums is helpful just to chew on raw carrots. In the diet of patients with diabetes, anemia, bronchitis, diseases of the liver, pancreas, kidneys, the cardiovascular system must include fresh or boiled carrots. This root vegetable has a diuretic, choleretic, antiseptic, analgesic, expectorant and anti-sclerotic effect. Boiled carrot antioxidants is a third more than in fresh, this property is used for the prevention of malignant tumors.
In clinical nutrition is often used not the actual carrots, and just squeezed juice. It has a restorative effect, improves digestion and appetite, rids the body of toxic substances, strengthens hair, nails and beneficial effects on the skin. Carrot juice increases the activity of organs, adds energy and strength throughout the body. When cold it can be instilled into the nose, and the sore throat gargle with a mixture of carrot juice, boiled water and honey.
Finely grated carrots with juice is applied to wounds and burns. For each person, the threshold above which healthy drink becomes harmful, an individual. But we should remember that carrot juice is recommended to eat no more than half a liter a day. Otherwise it can cause weakness, drowsiness, headache and even vomiting.
Carrots in cosmetology
Beauticians and nutritionists are also not paid attention to this orange vegetable. On the basis of carrots and carrot juice are different diets for rejuvenation and weight loss. Juice carrots limp wipe the face and neck that gives it elasticity and freshness. Facials that use carrots, smooth fine lines, have a stimulating effect, make the skin supple and improves the complexion.
For example, to make a nourishing mask, it is enough to grate carrots on a fine grater, put the resulting slurry on the face and neck, and the top cover with gauze. Hold for 15-20 minutes, rinse with cool water, then apply a nourishing cream. This mask reduces inflammation, moisturizes the skin and makes it soft.