Have you ever heard of a rabbit complaining about his/her cholesterol levels? Most of you haven’t and there is a very good reason for it. No, it’s not because rabbit’s don’t talk, but because of the healing secrets of fresh carrots.
Carrots are very effective at lowering ‘bad’ cholesterol and increasing ‘good’ cholesterol. A carrot if full of anti-cholesterol dissolvable fibers, among them nectin, according to doctors Philip Pfeffer and Peter Hoagland, scientists at the Research Center of the US Department of Agriculture. Dr. Philip Pfeffer notes that fibers from two carrots per day can lower cholesterol levels by as much as 10-20%, which means that many people suffering from raised cholesterol can return to normal levels just by adding carrots in their daily diet. The good doctor himself started to eat two carrots per day and lowered his cholesterol by 20%.
Canadian researchers also determined in a separate study that people eating two and a half carrots per day lowered their cholesterol by 11% percent on average. According to a German study, the amount of beta-carotene in one or two carrots significantly increases the levels of helpful HDL cholesterol.
The fibers of carrots preserve their healing effects regardless of they are fresh, cooked, frozen, preserved, sliced or liquefied, says Dr. Pfeffer.
Studies have shown that carrot consumption modifies cholesterol absorption and increases antioxidant levels. These effects can be important for cardiovascular protection.
By adding a carrot or two in your daily diet, you too can hop along minding not that wicked cholesterol, as well as rabbits do.