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Carrot diet, ideal for skin, nails and hair

by Georgia Ede
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The carrot diet, a balanced diet to lose weight

The Carrot Diet is a balanced diet that increases carrot consumption, to benefit from its multiple qualities; but it is not based on the sole and predominant consumption of carrots, as this could put our body at risk.

The carrot provides us with multiple benefits that improve our general health, and the aim of the carrot diet is to combine its consumption with its slimming properties to achieve optimal weight loss.

If you want to know more about the properties of carrots and how it can help you lose weight, keep reading. We also offer you the diet menu, to make it even easier for you.

Carrot benefits

In the first place we will start with the properties of the carrot ; which are not few. Carrots are highly rich in beta-carotene , these are a part of Vitamin A that takes care of the antioxidant and  regenerative action of the skin . They fight the appearance of cancer cells and also help to tan , get dark  and show a beautiful skin tone and appearance.

On the other hand, they have a lot of vitamin C and Iron that help fight anemia. They are high in pectin , which has a laxative power but prevents diarrhea. They help lower cholesterol and fight arteriosclerosis. It is an alkalizing food , which helps purify the blood .

They improve the health of vision , skin , nails and hair . It is a powerful regenerator at the dermal level, in burns, eczema, wounds, scarring, etc.

They are high in minerals, phosphorus, folic acid, calcium and low in fat . They also have xylitol, which fights flatulence and protects the digestive tract.

If you consume them raw, they have a low glycemic index , and they also collaborate with the control of sugars; that is, it stabilizes blood sugar throughout the day. This is very useful for people with diabetes, as there are no glucose gaps or large spikes.

As we have seen, carrots have extensive powers for our body, but we cannot eat only carrots; For this reason, we are going to design a system in which the carrot has an important weight.

Carrot diet guidelines

In the first place and as for any diet, we are going to limit the consumption of foods that harm us. This is the case of fats, precooked foods, trans or hydrogenated fats, fried, battered or breaded, sweets, etc.

We must modify our way of cooking by betting on a light cuisine in which baked, steamed, sautéed or grilled foods predominate without exaggerated amounts of oil, or stews, or creamy or fatty sauces.

We must increase the consumption of fresh products such as fruits and vegetables (which we must cook as little as possible, so as not to lose the nutrients present in the food)

In the case of carbohydrates, we will reserve them for the morning, for breakfast and only one day a week for lunch. But in no case will we eliminate them from our diet.

Keep in mind that this is a short-term diet , one week, it is very effective when it comes to starting to fight overweight, but later it is recommended to follow a more complete, healthy and varied diet, of course …, also including the carrot, of course.

It is recommended to drink at least two liters of water daily. For the piece of fruit or natural juice, it is advisable to choose between the following: Pineapple, apple, pear, kiwi, plums, tangerines, orange, grapefruit, watermelon and a combination of forest fruits (blackberries, blueberries, currants, raspberries).

Sample Menu of the Carrot Diet

Below we leave the example of a day that we can vary to prepare a weekly menu, always within the conditions of the diet.

DAY 1
Breakfast
Before breakfast, we will make a smoothie of 3 carrots, two apples and the juice of two oranges. We can drink this smoothie throughout the day but it is essential to drink at least one glass on an empty stomach.
Breakfast: Coffee with skim milk accompanied by whole wheat toast with York ham or fresh cheese.
Midmorning
A piece of fruit or natural juice or the smoothie.
Meal
A chicken fillet, accompanied with a salad celery, cucumber and grated carrots with lemon and pepper
Mid afternoon
A low-fat yogurt or smoothie.
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A fish fillet al papillote with (carrot, leek, onion and broccoli).

 

Go ahead and try this diet, because the carrot has many possible ways to eat it and it is a rich, tasty and very beneficial diet .

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