There carrot it is a vegetable with a thousand therapeutic virtues; it is low in calories and has many nutrients useful to the body such as fiber, alpha-carotene, beta-carotene. It is rich in mineral salts such as potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, copper and magnesium and in vitamins such as C, D, E, B2 and B6.
Carrot, health properties
According to experts, the carrot it would be able to aid digestion and stimulate the production of gastric juices and it would also play a fundamental role in the balance and protection of the stomach: it seems that it strengthens the walls of the stomach, defending it from harmful microorganisms. According to experts, a constant intake of the vegetable in the diet would favor the healing of ulcerative wounds.
A study would also show that eating carrots regularly could help our body tone the liver and regenerate its cells.
It seems to be also effective against vision problems: it has been shown that eating carrots vision can improve in case of vitamin A deficiency
To benefit more from the beneficial properties, it is preferable to take carrots in the form of a centrifuge, or eat them well cooked: in this way they are able to better absorb the excess acidity present in the stomach, promoting digestion and improving the state of inflammation due to gastritis.
As for the type of cooking. It is preferable to choose steam cooking so as not to lose the nutrients contained in the carrot.
Carotenoids are fat-soluble substances, therefore to enhance their bioavailability and absorption during the meal it is preferable to eat carrots with extra virgin olive oil.
Carrot, how to choose it
Carrots must be straight and must not have spots or bifurcations. They should be stored in a paper bag kept in a cool, dry place away from the sun: it is advisable to keep them for a maximum of 5-7 days and eat them immediately as soon as they are cut or cooked.
Carrot, side effects
Excessive consumption of beta-carotene can have the side effect of increasing the yellowish pigmentation of the skin. To remedy the problem it will be sufficient to lower the consumption of carrots per day.