There are many ways to detox each day, but did you know a carrot a day can help keep bad bacteria, night sweats, acne, and PMS at bay? YES! And now you can with this delicious daily detox salad.
But before I share the recipe, let me give you the backstory.
For years, I’ve instinctively eaten a few carrots every afternoon as I was preparing dinner… I love their sweet crunch and sometimes I’d even dip them in mustard for a little added flavor.
Fast-forward many years, and I started working with a healthcare practitioner who recommends eating a carrot 1-2 times a day, particularly in our follicular phase (the time before ovulation).
Why, you ask?
Well, turns out raw carrots contain unique fibers that bind toxins, particularly excess estrogen, in our intestines while not feeding unhealthy bacteria (similar to what a charcoal supplement would do.)
One study showed that daily consumption of a raw carrot at breakfast for 3 weeks reduced serum cholesterol by 11%, increased fecal bile acid and fat excretion by 50%, and modestly increased stool weight by 25%. This suggests a [positive] change in bacterial flora or metabolism. The changes in serum cholesterol, fecal bile acids, and fat persisted 3 weeks after stopping treatment.” – Am J Clin Nutr September 1979 vol. 32 no. 9 1889-1892. The effect of raw carrot on serum lipids and colon function.
Additionally, Dr. Ray Peat found women reduced their problematic estrogen levels by the daily consumption of 1 medium size carrot. Less estrogen generally means less inflammation and liver stress, and better thyroid health.
I’m loving such a cheap, easy and tasty remedy!
Here’s a luscious, little salad you can make to enjoy your daily carrot.
(If you don’t have time to make just eat a raw carrot :))
Daily Detox Salad
1 medium organic carrot
1 tsp. raw coconut or apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. raw honey (optional)
Sea salt to taste
Wash carrot well. Do not peel! Grate lengthwise with grater.
Add oil, vinegar and salt.
Mix and enjoy DAILY!
If you’re sensitive to beta carotene (i.e. your hands turn orange), rinse the shredded carrot till water runs clear before adding salt and dressing.
What natural remedies help YOU ease hormonal issues?