How Dr. Ray Peat’s Carrot Salad Help Digestion?
Dr. Ray Peat’s carrot salad is famous among many health-conscious people. Dr. Ray Peat has eaten a raw carrot salad for 20 years, in order to keep his digestion healthy.
Raw carrots are extremely good at improving digestion. A carrot grows underground and therefore produces anti-microbial and anti-fungal substances that protect it from its environment. Therefore when raw carrots are eaten they have the ability to clean the intestine from bad bacteria and fungus.
The fiber of the carrots also binds and carries out other toxins from the body.
Just eating 1-2 raw carrots per day has a beneficial effect on digestion, which improves overall health as digestion is closely connected to the body’s overall health status.
Even better than eating raw carrots is Dr. Ray Peat’s famous carrot salad. This salad has the ability to greatly improve your health by thoroughly cleaning your intestine.
How To Make Dr. Ray Peat’s Carrot Salad?
- 1. A big carrot shredded lengthwise
- 2. Olive oil or MCT oil
- 3. Able cider vinegar
- 4. Salt and garlic to taste
Dr. Ray Peat’s carrot salad consists of raw carrots, grated lengthwise so that long fibers are created.
The grated carrot is eaten with an oil and vinegar dressing.
The oils should be a saturated fat such as olive oil or MCT oil, coconut oil wouldn’t work in this case as it isn’t liquid at room temperature.
Using MCT oil is a good choice because it is liquid at room temperature and has a lower level of polyunsaturated fat than olive oil.
It is best if the Winger is without additives, for instance, able cider vinegar. Salt, pepper, and maybe garlic can be added to taste.
The combination of the saturated fat and the acetic acid of the vinegar increases the germicidal effect of the carrot fibers.
Our hypothyroid treatment program tells you why you should avoid polyunsaturated fats but include saturated fats in your thyroid supporting diet.
What Is Ray Peat’s Carrot Salad Summer Version?
Dr. Ray Peat’s carrot salad summer edition is a sweeter version of the carrot salad presented above and includes:
1. A big carrot shredded lengthwise
2. Fresh strawberries and or raisins,
3. A ripe banana
4. Lemon juice for freshness
The raw carrot fibers clean the intestine and improve digestion. The fruit contains fructose which supports thyroid function and promotes stable blood sugar, the lemon juice like vinegar is also germicidal.
You can learn more about our diet advice, which aims at optimizing cellular energy production, thyroid function, and hormonal balance in the different products I have developed. You can also learn more about our thyroid diet recommendation in our blog post: Hypothyroidism diet.
Diet and supplements that help digestion?
In our Hypothyroid Treatment Program, you will learn all aspects of our thyroid supporting diet. Module 10 of this program concern gut health and informs you about other nutritional fibers, besides carrots for improving digestion as well as how sulfur supplements can help combat fungus infections such as candida.
In our probiotic guide, you can learn about which types of probiotics can be helpful for improving your digestive system.
According to Dr. Ray Peat, cooked white bottom mushrooms can be an alternative to carrots for cleaning the intestine. You can learn more about the health benefits of mushrooms in our guide.