Posts Tagged ‘Carrot’

Carrot can cure several ailments

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Carrot can offer prevention against different ailments, say health experts.

The vegetable-cum-fruit contains rich vitamin and mineral contents, besides other valuable nutrients.

Considering the effectiveness of carrot, doctors and health experts have declared it ‘apple’ for the people having meagre resources, the News reported.

Dr. Mian Iftikhar, a Medical Specialist, said that carrot especially its juice, is better for stomach and gastrointestinal health, which also solves a variety of digestive problems.

He said carrot is useful in different cases like stomach disorder, peptic ulcers, gastritis, crohn’s disease (chronic inflammatory disease affecting the whole of the alimentary tract), diarrhoea, celiac disease (defective digestion found in children).

Carrot juice, combined with spinach and a little lemon juice, is very effective in the treatment of constipation, he added.

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Health recipe of the day

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Carrots are rich in vitamins and minerals that boost immunity. They contain vitamin A that is good for the eyes. Try this easy, nourishing soup to pep you up after a tired day.

Ingredients:
2 – carrots, medium sized (roughly chopped)
1/4 cup – milk
1/2 cup – water
1/2 medium sized – onion, finely chopped
4 pearls – garlic
1/2 – tomato
1/2 tsp – pepper powder
Garam masala powder, a generous pinch
1 tsp – oil
1/2 tsp – butter
2 tsp – cream (for garnishing)
Salt as required
A few bread slices, cubed in small sizes (toasted)

Method:

Cook chopped carrots with 1/2 a cup of water, until it becomes soft; allow it to cool.
Heat oil in a pan, add onions, garlic with a pinch of salt and saute for few minutes, then add tomato and saute till it becomes mushy.
Now add cooked carrots and onion tomato mixture to a blender and grind it to a smooth paste.
Heat a pan, add butter and the ground mixture; fry for a minute or two.
Now add milk, pepper powder, garam masala powder, required salt and bring it to a short boil.
Switch off and garnish with cream.
Serve hot or warm with garlic bread or soup sticks.

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Eat carrots for beauty and health

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Carrots are an all season vegetable. Carrots belong to the nutrient dense food tuber. Scientifically it is known as “daucus carota.”

The popular edible portion is the root. Not only root but also the leaves are highly nutritious. Carrots are cultivated in many parts of the world mainly in India, South America, Malaysia, Africa, Europe and Indonesia.

Carrots are mainly of two varieties. One is big in size and dark red in colour. It is sweet to taste and this variety is mainly used for making juice and salad. The other variety of carrot is thin and orange in colour. This variety is mainly used also for other purposes like soup and sabji. Nutritionally there is not much difference among the different varieties of carrots.

Some tasty recipes to include carrots in your meals daily

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Health recipe of the day: Carrot cabbage curry

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Carrots help in controlling anaemia, liver trouble, blood poisoning and circulatory disorders.Eat them in the form of a juice, salad or as a crunchy snack for best benefits. In this recipe, grated carrot is tossed with cabbage to make a quick stir-fry.

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Health news of the day: Carrots make people attractive

Monday, January 10th, 2011

People can be made to eat healthy by telling them fruits and vegetables will make them look great.

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