Carrot diet - is not suitable for all

December 22, 2011

 carrot diet
 It seems to be a useful product - a carrot, so why is it is not for everyone? First of all, because contained in raw carrots a large number of crude fiber that carries much more. Abdominal pain, flatulence - this is not all the trouble that can bring such a diet.

 Carrot diet - is not suitable for all

How useful carrot

Main dignity and worth of carrots as a product - the presence of large amounts of beta carotene, from which the human body produces vitamin A. Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits  Antioxidants: the truth about the notorious benefits
 That blocks the release of free radicals in the cell membrane lipid oxidation, which is an excellent prevention of cellulite. Beta-carotene stimulates the body's defenses (immune system), plays an important role in the formation of the skin and mucous membranes lining the respiratory, digestive and urinary tracts.

Cleavage of beta-carotene to vitamin A molecule occurs in the intestine. The degree of assimilation of carotene from food depends on its content of fats and bile ducts state - the presence in the intestine of free fatty acids.

Beta-carotene inhibits the development of cancer (breast, cervical, lung, colon, bladder), prevents the development of atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis - a chronic disease of the arteries  Atherosclerosis - a chronic disease of the arteries
 . Resulting from beta-carotene, vitamin A has a positive impact on the structure and function of cell membranes, it stops the aging process (including the aging of the skin), promotes hair growth, strengthen nails, preserve vision.

Overdose of vitamin A is dangerous, it is manifested in the form of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, double vision, insomnia, hair loss, enlarged liver and spleen.

In addition, carrots contain vitamins C, group B (B1, B2, nicotinic acid), vegetable protein, and little essential fatty oils, flavonoids, mineral salts (potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodine).

Rich composition of carrots makes it very useful product in the human diet. But to use the carrot alone is difficult, because it contains a lot of roughage. If you eat carrots in moderation, the fiber will benefit and bring all the products from the gut metabolism and fecal stones. But large amounts of fiber can cause abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 , Bloating, nausea and even vomiting.

 Carrot diet - is not suitable for all

Basic principles

The principle is very simple, but is unlikely to come up with this diet, nutritionists, most likely, it works layman. It is recommended to eat every day for four days a kilogram grated carrots. Most often, this salad is recommended flavor of honey and lemon juice. But in this case contained in carrots beta-carotene is not absorbed, though, the best part of the salad season with something bold, such as vegetable oil or sour cream.

All the salad is better divided into six small servings and receive every three hours - a small amount of tissue is easier to tolerate the gastrointestinal tract. Sweet salad (with honey and lemon juice) is better to alternate with savory (with sour cream or vegetable oil). So there will be more benefits: be acquired beta-carotene and will not overdose.

It is also recommended to drink a daily cup or more of fresh carrot juice. But it is already too much - can be overdosed. Therefore it is better to drink mineral water without gas, just filter purified water, herbal tea, green tea.

The fourth day of the carrot diet is terminated, the day on the menu you can add a small piece of meat or yogurt. After the release of the diet is recommended to follow the rules of healthy eating Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating  Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating
 : Do not eat fatty meats, sweets, muffins, fried, spicy, smoked products, soft drinks.

 Carrot diet - is not suitable for all

Ten-carrot diet

Ten-carrot diet is built on the same principle, but the carrots with sour cream offered eat for ten days. This is very dangerous and is suitable not for everyone. Such a diet may exacerbate latent diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Of course, "sitting on a carrot" is impossible, if you suffer from any diseases of the stomach, intestine or liver.

Any diet that lasts more than three days, must be balanced, that is, contain the required set of ingredients - proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. The carrot diet of such a kit is not, so to sit on it for more than three days is not recommended.

Carrots - a great product, with which you can improve the body, but you should never forget the sense of proportion, to any diet be approached with caution and better consultation with a physician.

Galina Romanenko

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Proper diet for kidney failure - the basic principles

September 23, 2010

  • Proper diet for kidney failure - the basic principles
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 Diet renal failure
 Renal failure - a disorder in which the kidneys can not clean the blood from potentially harmful substances. Task diet in renal disease is mainly to increase the effectiveness of the methods of treatment.

 Proper diet for kidney failure - the basic principles


Patients with kidney failure need to limit the amount of protein consumed. With this amount of waste in the blood will decrease, and the kidneys will be facilitated. Especially rich in protein foods such as meat, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt. Exactly how much of the protein can be used in patients in each case decided by the doctor.

 Proper diet for kidney failure - the basic principles


The amount of phosphorus in a diet of a patient with renal failure also should be limited. In this disease, the kidneys can not rid the blood of excess phosphorus. As a result, the bones begin to lose calcium and become brittle. Among the foods rich in phosphorus - dairy products, beans, peas and nuts. It is found in beverages such as cocoa, beer, cola.

 Proper diet for kidney failure - the basic principles


If patients with renal failure develop such disorders as hypertension Hypertension - dangerous consequences  Hypertension - dangerous consequences
 Swelling, and others, the patient is recommended to consume less sodium. The main sources of sodium is salt, canned and refined products, such as various canned soups, sausages.

 Proper diet for kidney failure - the basic principles


Some patients with renal insufficiency, an increased level of potassium in the blood. In this case, it is recommended to limit the consumption of fruits and vegetables rich in potassium.

Sometimes, along with the patient's diet is recommended to take supplements Food additives - basic classification  Food additives - basic classification
 , Particularly those containing calcium.

Get used to the diet in renal failure Kidney failure - when treatment is vital  Kidney failure - when treatment is vital
   It can be difficult. In severe forms of the disease it is assigned a fairly rigid diet, because of which the patient can often experience hunger. In this case, you should consult with a nutritionist - it will help to change the diet so that you feel comfortable. You may find it easier to comply with the restrictions, if you talk to people suffering from the same disease - to do this, refer to the appropriate support group.

In any case, stick to the diet recommended by a doctor is necessary as otherwise may be followed by a complete failure of the kidneys, resulting in will need dialysis Dialysis - maintains normal body  Dialysis - maintains normal body
   and kidney transplantation.