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    Carrot, the “filter”of the organism

    Το καρότο και οι ευεργετικές του ιδιότητες - Carrot and its beneficial properties

    Ancient Greeks used to call it the “filter” of the body.Its multiple healing properties may surprise those who think of it as a “humble” vegetable.Very benefitciary for the organism are the minerals that are included in carrots like calcium, phosphorus and magnesium that contribute to the health of bones, teeth and muscles. And last but not least chlorium and sulfur that they positively influence the function of the liver as well as the digestive system.Carrot contains carotene, provitamin A (the substance that is converted by the body into vitamin A). It is being recommended for pregnant and nursing mothers, because when carrot juice is consumed along with milk, it significantly increases the uptake of vitamin A in the body of the infant. Vitamin A is essential for tissue growth and the proper functioning of vision.

    Το καρότο και οι ευεργετικές του ιδιότητες - Carrot and its beneficial properties

    Furthermore, carrot strengthens the immune system, prevents and treats infections of respiratory system, prevents heart diseases, prevents cancer (particularly that of the breast, colon and lung), is beneficial for regulating blood sugar, improves vision, and is a good source of fiber.

    Its anti-aging properties are also important: beta carotene as an antioxidant, slows down the aging of cells and detoxifies the liver. Moreover, nutrients of carrot prevent psoriasis, dry skin and other skin problems. It contains vitamin C which is antioxidant . For example, 250 ml of carrot juice offer 35 % of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C, which the body needs. The same amount of juice offers the body 10 % of the amount of potassium needed daily and 6% calcium.

    Prefer carrots with bright orange color, since they are better from a nutritional point of view. It is best to eat them raw, otherwise try to cook them just a little bit. Excess cooking can lead to loss of nutrients. The juice should be consumed immediately.

    And all of that without gaining a pound!  200 g .  of carrot contains only 50 calories . It is an excellent choice for those in a diet since it offers a large amount of vitamins and minerals, with few calories .

    As in any case, same goes for  the carrots , if you suffer from any medical condition you should consult your physician before you include them in your diet regularly .

     

    Sources:

    http://www.clickatlife.gr/diatrofi/story/1924

    http://e-diatrofi.org/to-karoto-ofeli-ke-evergetikes-epidrasis-stin-igia/

    http://lindawagner.net/blog/2011/08/my-twist-on-the-lemonade-diet-for-weight-loss

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