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 Some astonishing uses of cucumber:




Want to release stress after hectic routine?
Cucumbers contain carbohydrates and B vitamins so they help providing instant energy and you feel fresh.
Cucumber provides most of vitamins you need
Yes cucumbers are a great source of vitamins including B vitamins, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
Cucumbers pamper your planting beds
Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long.
Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?
Rub a cucumber slice along the mirror. It will eliminate the fog and will provide a soothing fragrance.
Cucumbers cure hangover or terrible headache
As discussed earlier cucumber contain carbohydrates and various vitamins so these replenish essential nutrients the body  has lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, and avoiding both a hangover and headache. Just eat some slices of cucumber before going to bed.
Want to polish your shoes urgently?
Rub a cucumber slice along your shoes it will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.
You have finished your lunch and have no gum or mints?
By pressing a clice of cucumber on the roof of your mouth with your tongue, you can kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

 Health Benefits of Cucumber:
    Cucumber is a great use for the persons suffering from diseases like kidney and urinary bladder disease, liver disease, pancreatic disease, high and low blood pressure. Cucumber, radish and bitter gourd are beneficial in diabetes. Cucumbers promote the flow of urine. It helps diseases of teeth, gums, splitting of nails of the fingers and toes. Cucumber promotes the growth of hair, especially when the juice of the cucumber is added to the juice of carrot, lettuce and spinach.

Do you know?

Cucumber is a great lucky thing for your beauty care. Here is a bundle of beauty tips all about your beauty and cucumber.

Condition chlorine-damaged hair:
          This conditioner is said to work wonders on hair damaged by routine swimming in chlorinated water:
1 egg
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 quarter of a peeled cucumber

Blend the egg, olive oil and peeled cucumber. Spread evenly through your hair, leave on for 10 minutes, and then thoroughly rinse. For the best results year-round, continue this treatment monthly.

Cucumber as a cooling Relief:
            If you have sunburn or the “itchies” from bug bites or poison ivy, this is just about the simplest way to find cooling relief that we’ve ever run across. It’s refreshing, draws out the itch, and it isn’t messy. All it takes is cucumber. Experience it.
1. Thinly slice 3-5 cucumbers and place on a plate.
2. Lie face down in a comfortable position in a warm place. Have a friend place cucumber slices all over the back side of your body, so they are just touching but not overlapping. Use about half the total slices.
3. Rest quietly for 10 to 20 minutes to allow the cucumber slices and juice to penetrate your skin.
4. Remove the slices.
5. Turnover and apply the rest of the slices to your front side. Relax for 10 to 20 minutes. You may want to rinse off afterwards, but it is best not to shower for at least four hours, as the cucumber will continue to work on the skin during that time.
When the dog days of summer call for cooling relief, wise beauties call on cucumber for the coolest ways to nourish and tone skin that may be stressed from exposure to sun and heat.
Cucumber is the perfect treat for summer skin: Reduce that heat-induced greasy feeling, soothe itchiness, tighten pores, reduce eye puffiness, and reveal truly radiant, dewy-fresh skin with the cooling, refreshing ways of cucumber. Here are the easy formulas:
Make a cucumber and yogurt mask
This one is good for combination skin:
1/2 cucumber
1 tbsp plain/natural yogurt
Puree the cucumber in a blender. Mix in the yogurt. Apply all over face and neck. Relax for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then follow with a splash of cold water.

Make a cucumber avocado facial mask 
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped avocado
1 egg white
2 teaspoons powdered milk 
Blend all the ingredients together until they form a smooth, paste-like consistency. The mask can either be used immediately or left in the fridge for half an hour first. Massage 2 tbsp of the mask onto face and neck using circular upward motions. Relax for 30 minutes, or until the mask is dry. Rinse off with warm water, then follow with a cold water rinse. Pat dry.

Make a cucumber anti-blemish face mask
From the book, "The Ultimate Natural Beauty Book" by Jo Fairley
1-inch chunk of cucumber
1 drop rosemary essential oil
1 egg white
            Whizz the cucumber in a blender until it becomes completely liquid, then add the drop of rosemary essential oil. Whisk the egg white until stiff, fold in the cucumber mixture and smooth over the face avoiding the eyes and mouth area. Remove after 15 minutes using a clean, damp washcloth.

Cucumber water:
            Slice and quarter about 1/4 to 1/2 a cucumber, put it in a glass and fill with water. It is really good and refreshing. It is also wonderful for your skin working from the inside out. You can also do this with green tea ginger ale. Yummy and good for you!
Refresh with a cucumber skin tonic:
          Chop 1 cucumber and puree in a blender with 4 tablespoons mint. Strain off the juice and store in the fridge. The tonic will keep for 24 hours in the fridge. To increase its life, add 1 teaspoon vodka.
Mix cucumber with honey for a cucumber-honey toner:
1 medium cucumber, peeled and cut up into pieces
2 teaspoon honey
Puree cucumber in a blender. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set the sieve over a glass bowl or measuring cup. Pour the cucumber puree through the sieve and let it stand for 15 minutes for the juices to drip into the bowl. Pour the clear juice into a clean bottle and add honey. To use, shake the bottle and saturate a cotton pad with the lotion. Sweep over face, neck and chest morning and night, and let it air dry (about 3 to 4 minutes). Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Clear Skin Mask:
                If you are occasionally troubled by blemishes, this easy mask will help to prevent them.
Place the following in a blender and blend until smooth:
1/2 cucumber, peeled
1 tablespoon instant nonfat dry milk
1 teaspoon plain yogurt
Apply to face and leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Cucumber Astringent:
            An easy way to reduce oily shine:
Coarsely chop 1/2 a cucumber, peeled, and place in a blender; blend until smooth. Apply liberally to face and allow staying on for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat face dry.
Nourishing Cucumber-Avocado Facial Mask:
           
This magic formula does it all: nourishes, tightens pores, and helps slough off dead skin cells to reveal fresher skin.
Place the following ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth:
1/2 cup coarsely chopped peeled cucumber
1/2 cup coarsely chopped peeled avocado
1 egg white
2 teaspoons powdered milk
Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then apply to face and neck. Leave the mask in place for 30 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Splash cool water on after that, then gently pat dry.
Quick Fix for Puffy Eyes:
Time-honored because it works:
Slice two thin rounds of cucumber, lie down, and place the cucumber slices over your eyes. Rest for 15 minutes, then remove cucumber.


For Pimples:
    Make a paste of salad cucumber and apply to your face. this will give you clean fresh look. It will absorb excess oil. this is helpful for removing pimples and black spots.
Radiant Facial Treatment:
If your complexion is dull and oily, this easy formula will help you look glowing and radiant:
1 teaspoon grated cucumber
splash of rosewater
Apply to face and allow staying for 15 minutes and then rinsing with warm water.
Importance of Salads
                                                                                                   

Raw vegetables provide the fiber you need. It is important that you eat a salad with each meal.



Here is why:



Salads do taste nice. Anyone who has eaten salads knows that it is a great way to mix completely different kinds of foods, textures and flavors in one meal. In salads one can mix green crunchy leaves (spinach, lettuce, cabbage, etc), nuts (almonds, pine nuts, walnuts, etc.), cereals (boiled corn, beans, peas, etc), boiled lentils (black channa, rajmah, etc), herbs (basil, oregano, mint, holy basil, etc), even some proteins like boiled eggs or chicken and toss it with a salad dressing of honey, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar. For those who have a sweet tooth you can also add raisins, apricots, prunes, figs, etc.



The benefits of eating a diet rich in vegetables are many - from lowering cholesterol, controlling sugar levels, aiding in weight loss and fighting cancer to relieving constipation. However, most dietitians still feel that the common man is not eating enough vegetables to get the full benefits.



The question in most people's mind: How much vegetable should one consume in day?



The answer is around 8-9 servings of vegetables and fruits/day. That would mean around 4-5 cups of fruits and vegetables, which is a lot. Most of us tend to eat not more than 1-2 cups/day.





Cucumber Summer Salad



Salads are very filling. Once you add ingredients like potato, pasta, beans, corn or egg, it is a complete meal in itself. Eating a salad besides being very refreshing is also very fulfilling. 



Fruit & Cheese Salad



Salads provide health benefits. High on fiber, salads keep the constipation and diseases away. a bowl of fresh salad has vitamins and minerals due to the all nuts and bright greens. The medicinal properties from fresh herbs keep you rejuvenated. Dry fruits like raisin, apricots prunes, and figs, when added to salads, can help you make your body alkaline, as per ayurvedic science is beneficial for the body.

Fruity Sangria Mushroom Salad

Salads make you feel lighter. Salad is a good replacement to lunch or dinner because it makes them feel bloated, lethargic or plain lazy. Therefore, they can make a great choice by having salads as it would at least keep them awake after eating to conduct the business.

Rajma Salad

Salads are incredibly easy to make. Even an amateur chef can whip up a great salad within minutes!

Include a salad in every meal: These need not be limited to just cucumber and tomatoes. A lot more vegetables like beetroot, radish, methi leaves, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, knol-khol/kohlrabi, turnips, and capsicum/bell pepper can be eaten raw. Pulses and legumes and even some grains can be sprouted and added to the salads (like wheat, methi seeds, moong/mung,channa, etc). To avoid boredom, try out 3 different salads every week. You could even mix fruits and vegetables together to make some exotic combinations.

If you hate spending your time in the kitchen, look up some simple salad recipes. Toss up a good fiber rich meal in seconds and stay healthy.



Benefits of Apple

Health Benefits of Apple:
·         Apples contain an impressive list of essential nutrients, which are required for normal growth and development and overall nutritional well-being.
  • Apple fruit also has tanin womb. Tanin is a substance that works to clean and freshen the mouth. So it cleans teeth and strengthens gum.
  • Those who suffer from gout and rheumatism, eat apple regularly because it will aid healing.
·         Apple also contains small amount of minerals like potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus counters the bad influences of sodium. Apples are rich in mineral called boron that helps in promoting the growth of bones.
  • Will make the cholesterol level lower. Eating 2 apples a day will reduce your cholesterol level up to 10 %.
  • One of the uterus apple fruit is good for prevent disease is flavoid. Flavoid is a substance that functions reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Apples form the invaluable nerve and brain food as those are rich in phosphorous and the people who are suffering from nerve and brain exhaustion should always prefer to eat more than two apples a day that too at the beginning of each meal.
  • Another benefit of apple is for those who have problem with their stomach. If you have problem with indigestion, eat apples before meals.
  • An apple a day helps in healthy functioning of lungs. Researchers found that the people who eat apples have a lung capacity of 128 milliliters more than the people who don’t eat apples. Eating apples help to slow down the process of natural decline of lung function that occurs with age.
  • Detoxify the body and has an antiviral property. Drinking an apple juice, 3 times a day, is said to prevent virus from settling in the body.
  • Apple will also prevent constipation because it helps digestion.
·         Apples are low in calories; 100 g of fresh fruit slices provide only 50 calories. Apples are rich in dietary fibers. The dietary fibers help protect the mucous membrane of the colon from exposure to toxic substances by binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon.
  • One large apple supplies almost 30% of minimum amount of fiber that should be consumed daily.
  • Grated apple, when mixed with live yogurt may be helpful in cases of diarrhea.
·         Apple fruit contains good quantities of vitamin-C and beta-carotene. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant.
  • Eating apples everyday is the good solution to control and prevent heart diseases especially heart strokes.
·         Apple fruit is a good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin, and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Together these vitamins help as co-factors for enzymes in metabolism as well as in various synthetic functions inside the body.
·         Apples are fiber-rich, so good for people who are in a diet program. This is because the high fiber prevents hunger come so much faster.
Apple related some beauty tips:
Eating an apple a day not only provides health benefits to maintain good health but also helps in maintaining the beauty and make you look beautiful. The benefits that apple provides in terms of beautyinclude the following.
  • The skin wrinkles can be controlled and can be removed by eating an apple daily instead of trying out other artificial things to control them.
  • Due to the presence of a compound named Procyanidin in apples, eating apples helps to stimulate hair growth.
  • Apple which is made into paste is used as a face mask which helps to make your skin smooth and also helps to prevent pimples by which you look attractive.
·         Don’t waste the skin of apple, grind the apple skin into a fine paste add 2 tsp of honey to it and apply this mask to your face. Wash after 20 minutes.
·         Take a bottle and fill half of apple cider vinegar and half of rose water with a few extra drops of rosemary or lavender oil. It serves as a great anti-acne toner basically which is so easy, and a really cheap thing to make.
·         Apple-Oatmeal Scrub:
2 tablespoons rolled oats
1 1/2 teaspoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 medium apple, cored, peeled and finely chopped
Use a fork to mix the oatmeal and cornmeal with the honey in a bowl to create a paste. Combine paste with the apple in a food processor set on pulse until well blended. Spread the mixture on your face and scrub gently in a circular motion to remove dead skin cells. Rinse with warm water, then pat dry and admire your new glow.
·         Apple-honey Glow Mask:
1/2 cored apple
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
Pulse ingredients in a food processor, combining well. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes. Apply this mixture to a clean face. With your fingertips, begin gently patting your face. Continue until the mixture feels very, very sticky–this will bring the blood to the surface of your skin, making it glow. Rinse with warm water.
·         To Reduce Wrinkles and Inflammation
Grate an unripe apple and apply to clean skin to heal and improve the appearance of fine wrinkles or inflammation. Allow pulp to remain on skin for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
·         Oily Skin/Acne Healing Mask
Mix equal parts grated raw apple (or unsweetened applesauce) and honey. Apply mixture to a clean face and allow to remain on skin for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
·         To Reduce Eye Puffiness
Mix 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce with one small grated raw potato. Lie down and apply to eyes, covering with a warm damp washcloth, if desired. Allow to remain on for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
·         Autumn Magic Facial Mask
This formula soothes and nourishes skin and nerves, and provides gentle exfoliating action.
INGREDIENTS
1/4 cored apple, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon rolled oats
1 teaspoon cream
1 teaspoon honey
Combine all ingredients thoroughly. Apply to clean face, massaging gently, and allow mixture to remain on skin for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Some Delicious Recipes of Apples
Fried Apples
Fried Apples may be served with breakfast or as a side-dish in meal.
Ingredients:
·         10 medium granny smith apples, sliced
·         ½ tsp cinnamon
·         1 cup brown sugar
·         ¼ tsp nutmeg
·         ½ cup butter
Recipe:
Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sauté 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are tender. Fries Apples are ready to be served.



Chicken with Apple Stuffing

Ingredients:
·         2 ½  cup apple juice
·         1 bunch green onion, chopped
·         4 tbsp parsley, minced
·         4 granny smith apples, peeled and chopped
·         8 boneless chicken breasts, halved
·         4 tbsp butter
·         1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
·         ½ tsp salt
·         2 tbsp cornstarch
·         Hot cooked rice
Recipe:
        In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tbsp of the butter. Add the onions and sauté, stirring for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in half cup apple juice and the chopped apples, bread crumbs, parsley, and salt. Mix well. Remove mixture to a bowl and set aside. Wipe pan. Flatten the chicken breast halves by pounding between pieces of plastic wrap (I put them in an open food storage bag, one at a time, and gently pound until flat). Divide the crumb mixture evenly over the center of each piece of chicken. Roll up, tucking the ends under. Secure rolls with toothpicks. Add the remaining butter to the pan over medium-high heat. When the butter is melted, add the chicken rolls. Cook until browned on all sides. Add half cup apple juice. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook slowly for 45 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and remove the toothpicks. Add the cornstarch to the pan juices; stir until smooth. Stir in the remaining apple juice; bring to a boil. Cook stirring until the sauce is thickened. Serve chicken rolls with hot cooked rice and sauce. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

Honey and Orange Baked Apples

Ingredients:
·         2 tbsp grated orange peel
·         1 cup orange juice
·         2/3 cup honey
·         3 tbsp red cinnamon candies
·         6 tart apples
·         Whipped cream or topping
Preparation:

In a saucepan combine the honey, candies, orange peel, and orange juice. Bring to a boil and cook until candies are dissolved, stirring frequently. Peel and core the apples; arrange in an 8-inch baking dish. Pour the hot syrup over the apples. Bake uncovered at 350° for 1 hour, or until apples are tender, turning occasionally. Top each serving with some of the juice and whipped cream or topping. You may also top with any other desired topping.

Health Benefits of Carrots
·        Good for smooth working of liver:
Medical practitioners recommend eating carrots to give your liver more energy.
·         Carrots Contain Essential Nutrients For Daily Routine:
The carrot contains calcium, potassium, vitamin B and C. Calcium helps prevent the narrowing of the blood vessels resulting from contracting of the muscular wall of the vessels.  Potassium promotes regular heartbeat. Vitamin B improves metabolism. Vitamin C protects cells against free radicals and strengthens blood vessel walls.
  • Reduce Heart problems:
Another benefit of carrot is on people with heart problem. It is believed that carrot may reduce risk of heart disease. Carrots reduce stroke.
  • Relief from Stress:
Fresh carrot juice will relieve you from stress, fatigue and will cleanse and energize the body.
  • Carrot is good diet For Mothers:
Carrot can enhance the quality of breast milk. So it is a good diet for mothers.
  • Home Remedy for Diarrhea:
Carrot soup is a home remedy for diarrhea because it calms the bowel and slows down bacterial development.
  • Carrots slow down the aging process:
Beta-carotene is one of the most antioxidants in the carrot, and helps the immune system to target and destroy cancer cells in the body. Beta carotene is an anti-oxidant, and thus it prevents cell degeneration. Anti-oxidants also slow down the ageing process.
  • Improve immune system:
Carrots increase immunity. In fact, two glasses of carrot juice a day can increase your immunity by as much as 70%.

  • Carrots are good for your Stomach:
Carrots help in digestion. Carrots, especially carrot juice, are a sure-fire ticket to better stomach and gastrointestinal health.
  • Natural Remedy for Stomach Diseases:
Carrots are useful in various stomach disorders such as upset stomach, peptic ulcers, gastritis, crohn's disease and diarrhea.
  • Carrots have strong antiseptic qualities:
Carrots improve coughing and high blood pressure. Carrots possess strong antiseptic qualities, can be used as a laxative, vermicide (worm expelling agent), and poultice and for the treatment of liver conditions. Carrot is energizing and antiseptic.

  • Carrots are good for Eye-Sight:
Vitamin A in carrot is important in vision; a deficiency in vitamin A will inhibit the reformation of rhodopsin and lead to night blindness.Can eating carrots really improves your eyesight? Sorry No! They will help to keep your eyes healthy and not deteriorate as quickly. Vitamin A derived from carrots helps to form the inner lining of the eye. Enough sun exposure everyday helps vitamin A take effect.
  • Suffering from constipation?
Carrot juice, combined with spinach j nice and a little lemon juice, is very effective in the treatment of constipation. Spinach juice cleanses the bowels. This effect cannot be expected soon after taking the juice, but within two months.

Some more benefits of using carrots:
·         Carrots can regulate blood sugar.
·         Carrot contain carotene, a chemical that is converted into vitamin A by the body, it helps prevent night blindness.
·         Raw or grated carrots can be used for wounds, cuts and inflammation.
·         Carrots contain cholesterol-lowering pectin.
·         Eating plenty of carrots can lower your risk for lung cancer.
·         Carrots are also helpful in the following cases:
·         Obesity, poisoning of the blood, gum disease, insomnia, inflamed kidneys, liver, gallbladder, Alzheimer’s disease, painful urination, ulcer, and colitis.
Beauty tips
Cook the carrots. After cooling mash them. Mix it with honey to make a paste. Stir 1 tbsp of olive oil and squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice into the face mask mixture. Mix mineral water to provide the face mask with a creamy consistency. However, don’t add too much of water as the face mask would then become too watery. Gently apply over your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes. When dry, rinse off with cool water. Observe the results and be assured to use this mask as often as you can.
Dark skin on elbow:
Mix carrot, sugar and salt. Apply some oil on the elbow and then rub the elbow area with this regularly. This will remove the dark spots on elbow.
Exfoliating the skin naturally
Take one carrot and grate it. Mix a spoon of sugar granules to the grated carrot. Apply this mix on your face and neck and massage gently in circular movements. It is a cheap and effective way to get rid of the dirt and dead skin cells. Carrots mixed with sugar granules works as an excellent exfoliate for the skin.
Carrots can improve the appearance of the skin, hair and nails.
Carrot Oil:
Ordinary carrot oil is particularly suitable for dry and chapped skin and helps make the skin noticeably softer, smoother, firmer, and has been used in Europe for decades in baby oil, lip care, night creams, vitamin creams, and body lotions. Mix 4 drops of oil into 2 teaspoons of a carrier oil such as almond or apricot kernel. Never rub neat oil directly onto your skin - any pure essential oil can burn.
Carrots Face Mask
Cook carrots, then mash. Add a spoon of honey to the carrot paste. Apply this paste on your face smoothly and let it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Don’t apply it for longer time as it may leave its color to extra fair complexion. In the end simply rinse with warm water. The results are amazing your skin will have a natural glow and will become healthy and beautiful with every application.
Carrots control the signs of aging             
Carrots are packed with beta-carotene, an excellent anti-oxidant which aids in slowing the aging process. Regular application of carrots face mask can really help you to keep your skin younger and glowing.
Carrot juice nourishes the skin:
Carrots juice plays a significant role in keeping your skin healthy and nourished. The antioxidants in carrots help a great deal to increase the skin’s immunity against sun and also help in healing sunburn. Drinking carrot juice regularly especially during the summer acts as a natural sunblock.
Pigmentation pack
Carrot, oats powder, sugar and turmeric powder is so beneficial for pigmentation.
Skin glow:
If we use carrot it will give a special glow and a smooth texture to our skin. If we apply carrot as face pack it will remove acne, spots and marks. You know applying carrot pack on hair will improve hair texture, health and growth.
How to apply?
     I.        Apply the mixture of carrot juice and basin. Leave it till it dries and wash the face. Skin will glow.
   II.        Make a paste of carrot, milk powder and sugar and apply on face. This will increase the face glow. Apply once in a week minimum.
Oily skin:
Make carrot, orange juice and sugar paste and apply. It is so good to avoid oily nature of skin.
Whiteheads/Blackheads:
Mix grated carrot, sugar powder and salt. Apply this on face for 20 minutes. Then massage face in circular motion. It will remove whiteheads and blackheads very naturally and mildly.

Face pack
Make a face pack of carrot in a mixer/grinder and apply this as face pack. Leave it for 20 min. and wash it off with cold water.

Dark skin around neck:
Take carrot, lemon juice and sugar powder. Mix well. Apply oil on the neck and do a massage with above carrot mix. Carrot juice also helps to reduce blemishes and prevents wrinkles too.

Carrot is good for damaged skin:
 Carrot juice is also helpful for treating uneven skin tones, helps in eliminating and preventing acne and also acts as a natural cure for treating scars. Regular drinking of carrot juice really helps to revitalize and tone the skin.
Carrot for Hair Growth:
Applying carrot pack on hair will improve hair texture, health and growth.
Reduce wrinkles on the face:
Carrots are also rich in antioxidants that can help eliminate wrinkles on the face. So, carrots can counteract the free radicals. Take a big carrot, then grated until tender. Add three tablespoons of milk cream, and then stir until well blended. Apply that mixture to the face, and let stand for 20 minutes. After that, wash your face with cold water. Do that treatment once a week to reduce wrinkles on face.
Reduce dark circles around the eyes:
Prepare 3 big size carrots, and then make the carrot juice. Take half a glass of carrot juice; add a half teaspoon of cheese and a half teaspoon of sour cream. Mix all that ingredients. Use that mixture on the area under the eye at bedtime. The next day, wash face with warm water. Do this treatment once a week to get maximum results.
Makeup enhancer:
Before applying makeup apply a pack of carrot and orange and do a circular massage. Wash it off with cold water after 20 min. Then apply make makeup. This will enhance the makeup effect.
Some Important Tips to use Carrots:
  • Get the refrigerated carrots. Carrot will lose its sweetness and crispness if left unwrapped at room temperature.
  • Experiments have shown that eating lightly-cooked carrots is much more beneficial than eating raw carrots, which confirms the ancient wisdom in traditional Chinese medicine.
  • Juicing a carrot removes the indigestible fiber. Thus, the nutrients in it are available to the body in much larger quantities than if the carrot was eaten whole.
  • The deeper the orange color, the more carotenoids (source of vitamin A) it contains.
  • Carrots should also be stored away from apples, pears, potatoes and other fruits and vegetables that produce ethylene gas since it will cause them to become bitter.
  • If you purchase carrot roots with attached green tops, the tops should be cut off before storing in the refrigerator since they will cause the carrots to wilt prematurely as they pull moisture from the roots.
  • Carrots have tough walls that the body may have problem with. So if you love to nibble carrots raw, cooking them just until crisp-tender will make their nutrients more accessible to the body.
  • Of all of the cooking methods we tried when cooking carrots, our favorite is Healthy Steaming. We think that it provides the greatest flavor and is also a method that allows for concentrated nutrient retention. To Healthy Steamed carrots, fill the bottom of the steamer with 2 inches of water and bring to a rapid boil. Slice carrots ¼-inch thick and steam for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.