Want Healthy benefits? Go for Carrot juice – It is too nutritious that offers a variety of health benefits. It is rich in vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, E and K. It is also a good source of proteins like riboflavin and thiamine and anti-oxidants like alpha- and beta-carotene. These nutrients can sharpen your eye sight, help control your weight and relieve stress.
Drinking Carrot Juice, eating as Salad or preparing Carrot Soup – any form is healthy treat for the soul. The carrot juice therapy serve as high calcium drink. Known as miracle juice, carrot juice added with beet or spinach is also very refreshing and healthy. This is beneficial as it strengthens immunity, prevents constipation, bleeding gums, anemia, indigestion, colds and coughs.
Some of the various Carrot’s Health pin points are:
Promotes Heart Health
Carrot juice promotes heart health. Drinking it everyday can help lower your cholesterol level and regulate your blood pressure. Carrot juice also improves circulation and relaxes the blood vessels.
Helps With Digestive Issues
Drinking carrot juice can help your body fight against the bacteria that causes diarrhea and other intestinal disorders. The health drink is an effective cleansing agent and rids the liver and kidneys of harmful parasites that cause certain diseases.
Prevents Infection in Childbirth
Pregnant women are encouraged to consumed carrot juice as it reduces the risk of infection after childbirth. Carrot juice also contains the calcium that pregnant mothers need.
Improves Skin Health
Carrot juice is an excellent source of vitamin A which helps maintain healthy, beautiful skin. The vitamins in carrot juice nourish the skin and protect the body from the effects of sun damage. Carrot juice has anti-inflammatory properties and can treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and rashes.
Can Help the Body Battle Cancer
Carrot juice boosts your immune system and even helps fight fatal diseases like cancer. The nutrients in carrot juice, especially vitamin A, can prevent the growth of malignant tumors. Carrot juice is a super food that is full of nutrients and vitamins that ward off diseases and keep the body in top condition.
Carrots contain Calcium pectate, which is pectine fibre. Regular consumption reduce blood cholesterol level as it bonds the bile acids to stop the creation of cholesterol in liver. The same fibre is also suppress our appetite.
American Institute of Cancer has researched that regular use of Carrots reduce the risk of not only cancer but premature ageing and help protect against cataract. Carrots even contain the flavonoid antioxidants as shown in a Dutch study and it thus protects heart disease by slowing down the process which hardens the arteries.
For a Healthy rich Carrot Kheer (or you can make Carrot Halwa), here’s a recipe from my menu chart:
2 medium Carrots or (1 cup grated Carrot thins)
2 tablespoons Ghee
1½ cups Milk
2 tablespoons Condensed Milk (optional)
5-6 Cashew Nuts, broken into two-three pieces (optional)
8-10 Raisins, (optional)
1 tablespoon Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
Peel and grate carrots or coarsely grind them in food processor.
Heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a non-stick or heavy bottomed pan and shallow fry cashew nuts and raisins separately, transfer them to a plate.
In the same pan, add grated carrot and sauté over low flame for 4-5 minutes while stirring continuously.
Add milk, mix well and bring it to boil over medium flame.
When it starts to boil, add condensed milk and mix well. Cook on low flame for approx 5 minutes, stir in between frequently.
Add sugar according to taste. Please note that condensed milk is already sweet; hence add sugar only to get little higher sweetness. Cook until it starts to thicken or for around 5 minutes, stir continuously to avoid burning of carrot and milk.
Add cardamom powder, mix well and turn off flame. Allow it to cool at room temperature.
Transfer it to serving bowls and garnish with cashew nuts and raisins. Serve carrot kheer warm or chilled according to your choice.
If you like very thick consistency, then cook until mixture is thick and almost all liquid is absorbed
Use carrots that are sweet in taste.
2 tablespoons khoya (mawa) to give it a creamy texture
(All Posts by ilaxi patel: This Health & Fitness Blog is based on personal thoughts and research work. Readers may please Consult your Doctor for your Health Problems)