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God is in the Details.. God’s Pharmacy~~~ The Carrot..

January 4, 2011

We all remember our mothers telling us to eat our carrots so we could have good eye sight (see like an eagle or Rabbit)..A sliced Carrot it looks just like the human eye ~~The pupil, iris and radiating lines ~~~ This root is beneficial in maintaining healthy eyes and prevent eye aging..

Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots’ antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision.

Beta-carotene helps to protect vision, especially night vision. After beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the liver, it travels to the retina where it is transformed into rhodopsin, a purple pigment that is necessary for night-vision. Plus beta-carotene’s powerful antioxidant actions help provide protection against macular degeneration and the development of senile cataracts, the leading cause of blindness in the elderly.

Yet there is more to this beautiful Root then just healthy eyes.. Now we all have heard that our eyes are the window of our soul and many optometrists will tell you that your eyes can reveal many health issues within your body.

How Eyes Can Diagnose your Health?

• Eyes can reveal an existing health problem or an impending one. Retina images reveal the health condition of a patient. Subtle changes in the retina vessels can give warnings of a stroke

• Eyes can reveal your blood pressure levels. Those suffering from blood shot eyes can be experiencing high blood pressure

• Diabetes can be detected from the condition of the eyes. Diabetic patients suffer from weakening of the eye sight

• Cholesterol levels also can be detected through the eyes

• Dull eyes are indicative of sickness

• Bright and clear eyes indicate good health

• Weakening of eye sight is related to aging process, although you may suffer from weak eyesight at an early age as well

• Diseases such as cancer, heart disease can be revealed through the eyes

• Blood vessels in the eyes are indicative of the circulatory system in the body

• Leukemia can be noticed by a hemorrhage of the eye. This is symptomatic of diabetes as well, which if untreated can lead to blindness

• If the optic nerve is swollen and blood is splashed on the retina, it could be early warning of a brain tumor

• A pale and swollen optic nerve indicates multiple sclerosis

• Breast cancer can also be detected through the eyes

Carrots help maintain and aid the body in each area.

Let’s Dig deeper into The health benefits of carrot beyond eyesight..

• Prevent heart diseases: In a study meant to reveal therapeutic value of carrots researchers at the Wolfson Gastrointestinal Laboratory in Edinburgh, Scotland revealed that cholesterol level reduces by 11 percent if seven ounces of raw carrots a day is taken for thee weeks. High cholesterol is a major factor for heart disease. Since regular consumption of carrots reduces cholesterol level it is good to prevent heart related problems. A group of Swedish scientists discovered that root vegetables can reduce the chances of having a heart attack. A study conducted at the Mario Negri Institute of Pharmacological Research in Italy found that those who ate more carrots had one third the risk of heart attack as compared with those who ate fewer carrots.

• Prevent cancer: Beta-carotene consumption has been linked to reduced risk of several cancers, notably lung cancer. British researchers discovered that increasing beta-carotene consumption from 1.7 to 2.7 milligrams a day reduced lung cancer risk more than 40 percent. The average carrot contains about three milligrams of Beta-carotene. In a study, researchers found that eating fiber rich carrots reduce the risk of colon cancer by as much as 24 percent. Another study shows that women who ate raw carrots were five to eight times less likely to develop breast cancer than women who did not eat carrots.

• Macular degeneration: This is a common eye disease of elderly. It impairs the macula. Researches found that people who ate the most Beta-carotene had a forty percent lower risk of macular degeneration compared with those who consumed the least.

• Stroke: A carrot a day reduces stroke risk by 68 percent. Many studies have strengthened the “carrot effect” on brain. Studies conducted on stroke patients revealed that those with highest levels of Beta carotene have the best survival rate.

• Diabetes: Carrot is good for blood sugar regulation because of the presence of carotenoids in carrot. Carotenoids inversely affect insulin resistance and thus lower blood sugar.

Carrots have antiseptic qualities and therefore, can be used as laxative, vermicide and as remedy for liver conditions. Carrot oil is good for dry skin. It makes the skin softer, smoother and firmer. Carrot juice improves stomach and gastrointestinal health.

God is so Good even our food gives us hint on which part of the body function it helps…


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