Carrots contain a lot of vitamins, especially vitamin A, which helps strengthen the body’s resistance, making the skin smooth and fresh. Carrot juice used to drink or carrot mask is also very good to contribute to slowing down the aging process.
* Great tubers for health.
Carrot is the transliteration of the French word “carotte”. The scientific name is Dacus carota. The Chinese call it Lake La Bac. In the world, carrots have many colors such as orange, red, yellow, pink… In our country, orange carrots are used a lot and are familiar.
One medium carrot has 19mg of calcium, 32mg of phosphorus, 233mg of potassium, 7mg of vitamin C, 7g of carbohydrates, 5g of sugar, 2g of fiber, 1g of protein, 6,000mcg of vitamin A, 40 calories, no fat or cholesterol. In carrots, there are many important antioxidants such as beta carotene, alpha carotene, phenolic acid, glutathione, which have the effect of preventing cancer, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, lowering cholesterol, diabetes, supporting Treatment of diarrhea, constipation, especially in children.
Everyone knows that carrots are rich in beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A that is very good for vision. Carrots do not prevent or cure nearsightedness or farsightedness, but without vitamin A, the eyes will not see clearly. Many people also believe that carrots with a large amount of vitamin A and Beta Carotene also have the ability to treat and prevent eye inflammation, cataracts, retinal degeneration …
Carrots are also proven very good for the health and beauty of women. For women, carrots can bring many benefits such as reducing excessive menstruation, reducing discomfort before menstruation, reducing vulvitis and urinary tract infections, especially reducing the risk of osteoporosis. after menopause.
* Nutritious food from carrots.
The sweet taste of carrots is suitable for many favorite dishes. You can use carrots to make mixed soups, stir-fried vegetables, pickles, salads, cook braised dishes with animal meat… it’s very easy to eat and the orange color of carrots makes the dish more attractive than ever. over. At restaurants, carrots are also preferred by chefs to decorate dishes, and those who love can eat carrots raw to keep the flavor. Either way, raw or cooked, carrots retain their nutrients. Especially when cooked, carrots are sweeter and more fragrant because the heat melts the carotene coating, increasing this substance in the dish. But overcooking, a large amount of carotene is broken down.
Currently, many people only use carrots in the form of stir-fries, pickles, salads or jams but do not know how to create fresh, delicious and convenient drinks. Let’s process carrots into great refreshments and good for your health and beauty!
Due to its high content of beta carotene and rich in other vitamins and minerals, carrot juice has the ability to prevent certain diseases, strengthen the immune system, and stimulate the growth of healthy cells.. Juice Carrots are also a rich source of vitamins B and C as well as calcium and pectin, which have the ability to lower blood cholesterol.
– Carrot and orange yogurt: 2 peeled carrots, 2 peeled oranges, seeds, 1 tablespoon low-fat yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, 2 tablespoons vanilla ice cream, almonds (kumquat), 1 tablespoon ice . Blend the carrots and oranges. Add low-fat yogurt and shake well. Pour into a glass, add some vanilla ice cream. Squeeze in the almonds to taste.
* Beautify with carrots.
Freckle removal mask: a grated carrot, apply on face for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. This way helps to remove freckles, treat bruises, as well as provide moisture to the skin.
Skin lightening mask: Mix 4 tablespoons of honey and 1 grated carrot, apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Acne mask: Puree 1 carrot with a carton of yogurt. Apply the mixture on your face for 30 minutes and wash it off with cold water. Because yogurt acts as an antibiotic to help eliminate bacteria, it will help acne disappear. Meanwhile, carrots will have the effect of restoring and healing scars after acne.
Selection and preservation: When buying carrots, you should choose the ones that have fresh, firm leaves, bright colors, and a neat and smooth shape. Avoid buying cracked, dry carrots. If the carrot has no leaves, but the stem is black, the carrot is too old. Storing carrots, you should remember not to lose the moisture of vegetables. Keep carrots in the vegetable section of the refrigerator, in a plastic bag, or wrapped in tissue paper. Do not wash before storing in the refrigerator, because carrots that are too wet in the bag will spoil quickly. Wash only before eating. Such storage can last for more than two weeks.
Do not abuse: Although carrots are a nutritious food, they should not be eaten a lot and continuously, because the high amount of carotene is not converted by the body .That is not to mention the dangerous poisoning to health because the blood has methemoglobin.