Many people think that only foods with high vitamin C content are useful for relieving coughs, expelling phlegm and fighting colds. There is actually a food from the plant world to keep on hand in these cases and perfect as a natural remedy. also in other circumstances. It's about the carrot!
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Many people think that to relieve cough, only foods with a high content of vitamin C are useful to expel phlegm and fight colds. In reality there is a food of the plant world to keep at hand in these cases and perfect as a natural remedy in other circumstances. This is the carrot!
Carrots boast a long list of properties and benefits. Within them we find various vitamins, mineral salts, fibers and a series of antioxidant substances.
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Certainly the nutrient for which they are most appreciated and known is the beta-carotene, precursor of Vitamin A, useful for various functions of our body. Not everyone knows that beta-carotene is more bioavailable (that is, more easily assimilated by the body) after being subjected to a short cooking. That is why it would be best to eat foods that contain it lightly seared in a pan or in very hot water. This obviously does not mean that we should never eat raw carrots, on the contrary, in this way we ensure a greater dose of vitamins. It is therefore necessary to find the right balance because if it is true that beta-carotene by cooking carrots lightly is more bioavailable, it is also true that some thermolabile vitamins tend to get lost with cooking.
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PROVEN BENEFITS OF CARROTS
Many scientific researches have highlighted several benefits of carrots including:
• Improve male fertility
• They extend life
• They fight childhood obesity
• They are allies of the skin
• Promote tanning
• They are good for the eyes
• They fight aging
• They are friends of the gut
• They prevent colon cancer
HOW TO MAKE CARROT, LEMON AND HONEY SYRUP
We present a homemade natural remedy based on carrots, honey and lemon juice that it can help you fight cough but which also helps eliminate toxins, fight water retention, reduce cholesterol levels and more.
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4 tablespoons of organic honey
1 liter of water
½ kilo of organic carrots
the juice of half a lemon
Put the water and the chopped carrots in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the carrots are tender, once soft reduce them to a pulp (but keep the cooking water). Put the carrot puree in a container, add the honey, mixing well, the lemon juice and the cooking water (if it is too much, it is okay even only partially). Keep the obtained in the refrigerator in a closed glass jar.
Instructions for Use:
It is recommended to take 3 tablespoons a day (morning, afternoon and evening) for 2 weeks. These are some of the benefits this natural remedy can bring to your health:
• Eliminates toxins
• It has anti-inflammatory properties
• Regulates the metabolism
• Fights water retention
• Reduces the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood
• Lowers blood pressure
• It is a natural energizer
• Improves the appearance of skin and hair
• Prevents and fights flu symptoms and colds
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ANOTHER DIY SYRUP FOR COUGH
If you want you can also prepare and experiment another DIY cough syrup, That made from pine cones. Here are all the steps to make it happen.
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Syrup made from carrots, lemon and honey is a very cheap and affordable remedy for everyone, it doesn't cost much to try: let us know!