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.
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 toxins from the body.
Just eating 1-2 raw carrots per day have a beneficial effect on digestion, which improves overall health as digestion is closely connected to the body’s overall health status.
How To Make Dr. Ray Peat’s Carrot Salad?
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.
Dr. Ray Peat’s carrot salad consists of raw carrots, grated lengthwise so that long fibers are created.
The grated carrot is eaten with:
1. Vinegar (without additives, for instance, able cider vinegar)
2. Saturated fat (olive oil, or MCT oil)
3. Salt and maybe garlic
The combination of the saturated fat and the acetic acid of the vinegar increases the germicidal effect of the carrot fibers. Using MCT oil is a good choice, it is liquid at room temperature and it has a lower level of polyunsaturated fat than olive oil.
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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 shredded carrot 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 digestions. The fruit contains fructose which supports thyroid function and promotes stable blood sugar, the lemon juice like vinegar is also germicidal.
On our website (biochemnordic.com) you can learn more about our diet advice, which aims at optimizing cellular energy production, thyroid function, and hormonal balance. You can also learn more about our thyroid diet recommendation in our blog post: Hypothyroidism diet.
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.