Taboos When Eating Carrot Food that You Should Know

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Eating a lot of carrots can cause menstrual disorders

Carrot is a root vegetable that is used a lot in everyday dishes, with high nutritional content. However, they also contain many health risks if used improperly.

Carrot is a root vegetable that is used a lot in everyday dishes, with high nutritional content, rich in sugar, vitamins C, A, B1, B2, PP… and minerals. In particular, carrots contain a lot of carotene, active ingredients that rejuvenate the skin, fight aging, and reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Therefore, this food is also likened to “poor man’s ginseng“.

Nutrition experts said that: “Although carrots are a nutritious food, they should not be eaten a lot and continuously, because the high amount of carotenes that can not be converted into vitamin A by the body will cause accumulation and stagnation in the liver. causing jaundice, indigestion, fatigue…”.

Therefore, normally, children should only eat 2-3 times a week, each time half a large tuber or a small tuber 50g is medium, with women can eat 100-150g a day.

1. Taboos When Eating Carrots

1.1. Should NOT Eat Raw Carrots

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You should not eat raw carrot

According to scientific studies, comparing the absorption of nutrients between raw and processed carrots shows that the amount of carontene absorbed into the body when eating raw carrots is only 10%.

This number is much lower than 30% of processed carrots or 90% of cooked carrots. Besides, because of the hard cell wall, carrots if not cooked, will be difficult to release all the nutrients inside, especially vitamin A precursors.

1.2. Eating too much Carrot

Although carrots are a delicious and cheap food, adults should not use more than 300g and children should not use more than 150g of this root a week.

Using too much carrot causes the body harm. Because when loaded into the body too much, the amount of beta carotene stagnates causing jaundice, loss of appetite, the face and hands turn orange, increasing the amount of lipids in the blood, affecting the nervous system causing anxiety, restlessness, insomnia. 

Besides, due to the high content of nitrate, when entering the body, it will turn into nitrite, causing poisoning for users.

1.3. Cooking Carrots with Animal Liver

Absolutely do not cook carrots with the liver of animals, because the liver contains a lot of high levels of metals, especially copper and iron. Meanwhile, the vitamin C content in carrots will oxidize the metal ions. Besides, because it contains a lot of cellulose and oxalic acid, eating carrots with carrots will disrupt the absorption of iron in the body.

1.4. Cut or Grate Carrots When Cooking

Usually, because carrots are quite hard, to cook faster and more beautiful, housewives often cut them into small pieces before cooking. This is absolutely not recommended because when slicing, chopping carrots will make 50% of the protein and loss soluble carbohydrates. Therefore, it is best to cut the tubers large or leave them whole when processing.

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Carrots should be cut into large pieces when cooking to keep a lot of nutrition

1.5. Carrots Cooked too Long and too Grueling

Many housewives when boiling carrots often boil for a long time to soften, or when stewed with dishes, they are stewed because they think they will retain the highest carotene content.

This is absolutely not recommended because inherently in carrots there are a lot of nitrates, when cooking carrots for too long and too carefully this substance will accelerate the process of turning into nitrite, a toxic active ingredient. This nitrite when entering the body, if it is less, is harmful to health, if it is too much, it can lead to death, especially dangerous for children under 6 months old. 

1.6. Eat Carrots with Shellfish

Shellfish, especially shrimp or crab, when eaten with carrots can cause dangerous poisoning. That is because the peels of the above species often contain a large amount of 5 valence arsenic, when combined with vitamin C, which is abundant in carrots, it will be turned into trivalent arsenic. This is an active ingredient called arsenic. It contains extremely high levels of toxins which are very dangerous.

2. The Scary Side Effects of Carrots

2.1. Eating a lot of Carrots Causes Menstrual Disorders

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Eating a lot of carrots can cause menstrual disorders

Women who eat too much (more than 0.5 liters of carrot juice or more than 300g of carrots/day) and regularly eat carrots regardless of raw or cooked form will affect ovulation.

This condition occurs often will cause menstrual disorders, even amenorrhea for a while.

Therefore, you should only eat in a moderate amount, only 2-3 times a week to absorb nutrition and help maximize its value for your health!

2.2. Cause Sodium Poisoning

The hemoglobin in carrots, when it meets sodium in the body, will turn into methemolobine – a substance that can cause you to be poisoned.

When you eat too many carrots will cause the amount of methemolobine in the body to produce too much, the body cannot handle it in time, causing poisoning.

Not only affects your health, but it can also take your life when not detected and handled promptly.

2.3. Eating a lot of Carrot Foods can Get Jaundice

Carotene – the active ingredient that gives carrots their orange-yellow color. If your body is overloaded with carotene, it will cause the skin to turn yellow due to liver toxicity.

2.4. Causes Constipation

Although there is a lot of substances, but the fiber contained in carrots is insoluble, if you eat too many carrots without drinking enough water, they will clog your intestines and cause constipation.

Although carrots are a nutritious food, they should not be eaten much and continuously, because the high amount of carotene is not converted by the body into vitamin A, which will cause accumulation and stagnation in the liver, causing jaundice, indigestion, tired…

Therefore, normally, children should only eat 2-3 times a week, each time half a large tuber or a small tuber 50g is medium, with women can eat 100-150g a day.

Carrots not only contain a large amount of vitamins, but the sugar content in carrots is not small.

If the body tolerates a large amount of sugar, it will increase the blood sugar index, increase blood pressure and be extremely dangerous for people with diabetes.

Above are the uses of carrots not everyone knows. When using this food, you should cook it and adhere to some of the taboos recommended above so that carrots do not become a health disaster.

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