Carrot leaves have detoxifying properties and are a rich source of minerals which have a positive effect on the metabolism.
Probably you already know that carrots are very healthy, but you might not know that carrot leaves are healthy too. They are rich in vitamins and minerals and some people believe that carrot leaves are even more healthier than carrots.
Carrot leaves contain more vitamin C than the root of this plant, and more vitamin K than any other vegetable. They can detoxify the liver and have a positive effect on your metabolism. Carrot leaves have anti-septic properties and can help you with bad breath, toothaches and palate infections.
These greens are packed with chlorophyll, a phytochemical that gives plants their green colour and pigmentation. Chlorophyll is an excellent source of magnesium, which promotes healthy blood pressure as well as strong bones and muscles, and has been noted to purify the blood, lymph nodes and adrenal glands
They are high in potassium, which can lower blood pressure, support your metabolism, and help prevent osteoporosis. People most at risk for heart disease are the ones who get too little potassium.
What’s more, carrot greens are rich in vitamin K, which is lacking in the carrot itself and is vital to bone health. They have also been noted to deter tumour growth.
Carrot greens contain alkaloids (which are toxic bitter compounds produced by a plant) and all alkaloids are bad because substances like caffeine and cocaine are alkaloids. BUT! – all leafy greens (including “good for you” greens like spinach and kale) contain varying levels and types of alkaloids, some higher than others. Alkaloids are chemical compounds believed to be part of a plant’s defence mechanisms.
The best thing about carrot leaves is that they can help you prevent tumors.
This powerful drink can help you in cleansing your body and it can also prevent tumors.
This is what you need for this powerful drink:
–a few carrot leaves
-2 glasses of water
-2 slices of fruit (apple, pear…)
Mix all these ingredients in a blender and drink this freshly made juice.