- Apr 14, 2018 -
It has the functions of invigorating the spleen and eliminating the food, nourishing the bowel, killing insects, removing the vaporization, and making clear the eyes. The main treatment of loss of appetite, abdominal distension, diarrhea, cough and sputum, the visual is not clear.
Deficient cold of the spleen and stomach.
The general population is edible. More suitable for cancer, hypertension, night blindness, dry eye disease, malnutrition, poor appetite, rough skin.
Carrots were originally produced in western Asia and northern Africa, and were introduced to China by Iran in the 13th century because of its radish shape, so people called it carrots. Carrots are cultivated in north and south China, and production is high. In the United States and Europe, carrots are considered to be nutritious and excellent vegetables, which is an indispensable delicacy in western food. In Japan, carrots are known as "ginseng" and everyone is fighting for food. Beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body, has anti-cancer health benefits, so it's called probiotic.
In our country, there is a long history of eating carrots, and many medical books have related to carrot.
Overview of the nutritional value of carrots.
Carrot is a kind of delicious and nutritious homely vegetable, known as "little ginseng". Carrots are rich in sugar, fat, volatile oil, carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, anthocyanin, calcium, iron and other nutrients.
Per 100 grams, carrots, some contain protein 0.6 grams, 0.3 grams fat, sugar, 7.6 to 8.3 grams, 0.6 mg of iron, vitamin A (1.35-17.25 mg carotene), vitamin B10.02-0.04 mg, vitamin B20.04 ~ 0.05 mg vitamin C12 mg, heat 150700 kilojoules, contain pectin, starch, inorganic salt and other amino acids. Among various varieties, the content of the deep orange carotene was the highest. Eating two carrots a day can reduce your blood cholesterol by 10 to 20 percent, U.S. scientists have confirmed. Eating three carrots a day helps prevent heart disease and cancer.
Carrots contain a lot of carotene.
Carrot contains A lot of carotene, which the molecular structure of carotenoids is equivalent to two molecules of vitamin A, after entering the body, after enzyme in the liver and intestinal mucosa, 50% of them into vitamin A, invigorating the liver function, can treat nyctalopia; Beta-carotene into vitamin A, vitamin A is A necessary material for normal bone growth, promote cell proliferation and growth, is the body's growth factors, is of great significance to promote the growth and development of infants and young children. Vitamin A helps strengthen the body's immunity and can play an important role in preventing the carcinogenesis of epithelial cells. The lignin in carrots also improves the body's immune system and indirectly kills cancer cells.
Experiments have shown that the beta-carotene contained in carrots is 10 times more potent than beta-carotene, and has a strong effect on preventing DNA damage. More than a decade ago, studies found that the higher the concentration of alpha-carotene in the blood, the lower the risk of heart disease. People with higher levels of alpha-carotene in the blood have a longer life span, according to a 14-year follow-up study by researchers at the U.S. centers for disease control and prevention.
The foods with the highest levels of alpha-carotene are carrots. In pumpkins, oranges, and oranges, they also have higher levels of alpha-carotene. Alpha-carotene is not afraid of cooking at a high temperature, boiling the carrot in the broth, so long as the soup is drunk, it will not cause the obvious loss of alpha-carotene. On the contrary, cooked food is more conducive to the absorption of various carotenoids, as long as a small amount of oil can achieve full absorption effect.
Japanese scientists have found that the beta-carotene in carrots can effectively prevent pollen allergy and allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis, and beta carotene can adjust the balance of cells, so that the body is not easy to appear allergic reaction.