GOD'S FOOD: ARE CARROTS BEST CANCER FIGHTER?


The Almighty God had from the beginning of creation provided man with grass and the herb yielding seed and fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind and God saw it was good (Genesis 1:11-12). Fruit of a tree yielding seed was for meat. Grass would mean all types of vegetables and herbs cover a lot of things for healing.

Genesis 1:29

  • And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.


 

ORIGIN OF CARROTS


Carrots originated in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran about 5000 years ago. In those days, there were no Afghanistan or Pakistan, and the Iranian Plateau covered Afghanistan and Pakistan, so Iran must be considered as the land of origin for carrots.

Almost five thousand years ago, carrots were firstly cultivated in the Iranian Plateau and then in Persian Empire. Western and Arabic literatures along with the studies by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveal that carrots were originated in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran. It should be noted, however, that there were no Afghanistan or Pakistan in those olden days.

It slowly spread into the Mediterranean area. The first carrots were mainly purple, with some white or black - not orange.


CARROTS MAY BE TOP CANCER-FIGHTING FOOD


Like virtually all vegetables, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of phytonutrients that have not yet been identified or tested for cancer-fighting abilities in carrots. We may not yet know the best cancer-fighting nutrient in carrots. Based on many testimonials and some books, carrots may be the best cancer-fighting vegetable of all.

In a review of 206 human studies, carrots consistently emerged as one of the top cancer-fighting foods. The power of carrots lies in the group of pigments called carotenoids.

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NUTRIENT CONTENT FOR CARROTS


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NUTRIENT CONTENT FOR CARROTS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the following nutrient content descriptors for carrots:

Fat Free

Saturated Fat Free.

Low Sodium

Cholesterol Free

Good Source of Fibre

High in Vitamin A

Carrots are nutritional heroes, they store a goldmine of nutrients. No other vegetable or fruit contains as much carotene as carrots, which the body converts to vitamin A. This is a truly versatile vegetable and an excellent source of vitamins B and C as well as calcium pectate, an extraordinary pectin fibre that has been found to have cholesterol-lowering properties.

The carrot is an herbaceous plant containing about 87% water, rich in mineral salts and vitamins (B,C,D,E).
Raw carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A and potassium; they contain vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamine, folic acid, and magnesium.
Cooked carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, a good source of potassium, and contain vitamin B6, copper, folic acid, and magnesium. The high level of beta-carotene is very important and gives carrots their distinctive orange colour.

Carrots also contain, in smaller amounts, essential oils, carbohydrates and nitrogenous composites. They are well-known for their sweetening, antianaemic, healing, diuretic, remineralizing and sedative properties.
In order to assimilate the greatest quantity of the nutrients present in carrots, it is important to chew them well - they are the exception to the rule - they are more nutritious cooked than raw.

Also most of the goodness is actually in, or just below the skin. Carrots are one of the best sources of carotene which is a strong antioxidant, but carrots also contain other phenolic compounds that are antioxidants. Many people do not realize that numerous phenolic compounds are located in the skin of fruit and vegetables, many of which are removed by peeling prior to processing.

Carrot greens can be eaten and are high in vitamin K, which is lacking in the carrot itself. read more.

Scientists have given us another reason to eat carrots - Falcarinol a compound found in the popular root vegetable has been found to have an effect on the development of cancer.


Carrots for good eyesight
Carrots for good eyesight

HEALTH BENEFITS

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HEALTH BENEFITS

Carotenes, the famous ingredient in carrots, is an anti-oxidant that has powerful healing virtues for many diseases. Drinking a glass of carrot juice daily will do much more for you than many bottles of supplement tablets. Here are some disorders that can be helped by drinking carrot juice regularly:

Acidosis: The vital organic alkaline elements in carrots help balance the blood acidity and blood sugar.

Acne: Its powerful cleansing properties are effective in detoxifying the liver, thus overall effective for acne which are caused by toxicity of the blood.

Anemia: Carrot's molecules are closest to human's hemoglobin molecules, making it very beneficial in blood-building.

Atherosclerosis: The highly cleansing power of this miracle juice scrubs away even the old build-up of arterial deposits, reducing the risks of heart diseases and stroke.

Asthma: The anti-oxidants effectively protects the respiratory system from infections and free-radical attacks.

Cancer: Studies show that adding one carrot per day in our diet significantly reduces cancer risks.

Cholesterol: Pectin in carrots lowers the serum cholesterol levels.

Congestion: Carrot juice is very effective in dispelling mucus from the ear, nose and throat area, easing nasal congestion, sinusitis, phlegm and mucus in the throat and other similar disorders.

Constipation: Take five parts of carrot juice with one part of spinach juice regularly to regulate chronic constipation problems.

Emphysema: If you smoke or are exposed to second-hand smoke, taking carrot juice regularly may well save your life.

Eyes: Beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin are some of the finest nourishment that help keep the optic system in tip-top condition, with special protection against astigmatism, macular degeneration and cataracts.

Fertility: One of the reasons for infertility is lack of nutrients and enzymes in your dietary. Carrot juice taken regularly, is able to nourish your body back to fertility.

Inflammations: Its anti-inflammatory effect greatly helps reduce arthritis, rheumatism, gout and other inflammations.

Immune systems: It does wonders for boosting the immune system by increasing the production and performance of white blood cells; building resistant to various kinds of infections.

Nursing mothers: Carrot juice helps enhance the quality and quantity of a mother's breast milk.

Pregnancy: Drinking carrot juice regularly during pregnancy, especially during the last few months, will reduce the chances of jaundice in baby. No, you won't get an orange baby!

Skin problems: The high quality vitamin C and other rich nutrients in carrot juice efficiently nourish the skin, preventing dry skin, psoriasis and other skin blemishes.

Thread worms: One small cup of carrot juice in the morning taken daily for a week can help clear up thread worms in children.

Ulcers: The abundance of nutrient present in carrots help nourish cells that have been starved of nutrients which result in ulcers.

Water retention: Carrot juice is diuretic and helps to eliminate excess fluids from the body, reducing water retention, especially for women during their monthly menstruation cycle and in pregnant women.


MANY COLOURS OF CARROTS


The carrot in the marketplace has long been known as an orange vegetable. Generations of people in the West have grown up believing that carrots are always orange. In 2000 BC temple drawings from Egypt show a plant believed to be a purple carrot. It is also identified in the garden of the Egyptian King Merodach-Baladan in the eighth century BC.

In Roman times carrots were purple or white, but by the 10th century purple carrots were grown in Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern Iran. Purple, white and yellow carrots were imported to southern Europe in the 14th century. Black, red and white carrots were also grown. Purple carrots were used as a clothing dye for Afghan royalty.

Orange carrots by human selection and development had its beginning in the Netherlands. It is thought that humans made selections from a genepool involving yellow rooted eastern carrots, cultivated white-rooted derivatives of wild carrot in Europe and the Mediterranean. It is thought that Dutch breeders used a mutant seed from North Africa to develop the orange variety.


Carrot cake
Carrot cake

USES OF CARROTS


MEDICINAL USES

  1. Remember carrots nourish but they do not heal. The body does not have the ability to heal itself. It will use the raw materials found in foods to do its own healing work. Herbs do not heal, they feed. They simply support the body in these natural functions.
  2. Carrots are credited with many medicinal properties. They are said to cleanse the intestines and to be diuretic.
  3. Carrots also purify and revitalize the blood. They nourish the entire system and help in the maintenance of acid-alkaline balance in the body.
  4. They have a reputation as a vegetable that helps to maintain good eyesight. Raw grated carrot can be applied as a compress to burns for a soothing effect.
  5. An infusion of carrot seeds (1 teaspoon per cup of boiling water) is believed to be diuretic, to stimulate the appetite, reduce colic, aid fluid retention and help alleviate menstrual cramps.
  6. The dried flowers are also used as a tea as a remedy or dropsy. Taken in wine, or boiled in wine and taken, the seeds help conception.

The seeds made into a tea have been used for centuries as a contraceptive. Applied with honey, the leaves cleanse running sores or ulcers.

  1. Chewing a carrot immediately after food kills all the harmful germs in the mouth. It cleans the teeth, removes the food particles lodged in the crevices and prevents bleeding of the gums and tooth decay.
  2. Carrot soup is supposed to relieve diarrhoea and help with tonsilitus.


OTHER USES OF CARROTS

  1. It is an excellent idea to supplement your dog's diet with fresh vegetables, and especially in substitution for a chew. Many dogs like carrots, and there is nothing harmful about providing the odd raw carrot.
  2. Carrot Cake use as dessert. Carrot cake is very popular as dessert throughout the world, from east to west.
  3. Carrot Muffin use as snack. Carrot muffin used less sugar than carrot cake and would benefit those who have high sugar in their blood.




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THE ALL SEEING LORD GOD


The Almighty God who knows the future and past had already created the vegetable carrot before He created man. He forsaw the diseases that would befall man and had cause carrots to flourish on the ground long before man discovered carrots and other vegetables, herbs and fruits beneficial to man. The grass, herb and fruit were created on the third day of creation whereas man was created on the sixth day of the week. Praise our wonderful God for it was Jesus who created the earth and heavens.


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Subject: She Drank Carrot Juice Every Day For 8 Months: You Won’t Believe What Happened
Ann Cameron is the writer of numerous books for kids, however in this story she is the key character. After diagnosing colon cancer she was even more popular.
In June 2012 when cancer entered in third phase she was operated. This wasn’t her first meeting with the unwanted disease. In 2005 her spouse died from lung cancer, even after he had chemotherapy.

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Comments 11 comments

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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

Lots of great info. So many foods that are so good for us for a variety of reasons, I knew a lot about this from carrots but not all of them, thanks for publishing


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Michael Adams1959

Thanks for being the first to respond and I am grateful for it.


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Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

Had no idea there was so much info about carrots. So do you get the same health benefits by dipping them in ranch dressing???!!


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Cari Jean

I also had no idea there was so much info about carrots until I started researching and writing. Carrots are supposed to be more nutritous when cooked.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Cari Jean

I also had no idea there was so much info about carrots until I started researching and writing. Carrots are supposed to be more nutritous when cooked.


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

I enjoyed this super interesting hub from the origins to your conclusion about God's foreknowledge and preparation for that.

I had no idea that carrots came in so many colors. I grow carrots every summer and will not peel them anymore and I am going to look for ways to use the greens.

I was also surprised to know that they are better cooked than raw. It is usually the opposite with most vegetables.

I also found the benefits you listed quite useful

I don't really like carrots but I have been grinding them in a processor and sneaking them into other food and that is working for me.

Great informative hub.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Tamarajo

Glad you enjoyed the hub. I had no idea that carrots came in so many colours until I researched the hub.

Most vegetables are eaten raw than cooked.


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agvulpes 5 years ago from Australia

I have learned so much more from this Hub about Carrots. I regularly make immune system booster drinks using Carrots- Beetroot and celery. I can feel it working in minutes.

I am bookmarking this Hub and twittering it for people to read :-)


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thanks for bookmarking the hub. Glad that you have leanred much more about carrots.


Fran 2 years ago

SORRY BUT CARROTS ARE MAN MADE, ARE HYBRIDS AND GOD DIDN'T GIVE IT TO US. IT WAS MEN THAN DID IT. THEREFORE THEY ARE NOT HEALTHY AT ALL


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einron 2 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Fran

How and when man made carrots? Can you quote exactly 0r is it your imagination?

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