Does anyone eat this salad? It's basically raw grated carrots with coconut oil, olive oil and salt
He argues that that combination is very beneficial to the gut so I'm hoping it can help me. I think there is an argument also that they are good for your thyroid.
I love the taste of carrots and am planning to replace my potatoes with them as well as incorporating more broccoli and sprouts to get the carb levels up
I have a coconut oil allergy and can only use the smallest amount at a time, so for me, animal fats, avocado oil, et al, are what I use. So no, I have not had his salad. But..
Carrot salad is something that I really enjoy especially in the hot months as it's just stupidly refreshing and good for you. Most of the benefits of carrot can be attributed to its beta carotene and fiber content. It's a good source of antioxidant agents and rich in Vitamins A C K potassium.
My "recipe" which is basically I taste as I go and when it's delicious? I stop tasting and dig in.
Sometimes I'll add a little cumin and paprika, some chopped garlic. Or ginger, white miso, a splash of ACV, shallot, and grated beets.
Danny Roddy has a video about how to make it. It is simple and effective. Don't expect any miracles, but it's one of the many things that have improved me.
This study that Cliff linked to recently is quite interesting too.
I'm not at all a member of the Branch RayPeatians, but I do very much enjoy grated carrot salad. My version, though, contains no oil... it's just grated carrots, finely grated fresh ginger (grated with fine Microplane grater), fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice, and salt to taste.
Two big grated carrots, two tablespoons apple cider vinegar and sometimes a tablespoon of coconut oil. Often I hide some grated raw garlic in it too.
That's how I eat it daily and I don't care whether I benefit from it or not. It's tasty as hell and as soon as my cup's empty I'm already looking forward to my next.
No Peatatarian though.
Take what Peat says with a grain of salt...or a tablespoon if you buy into the thyroid-stimulating effects of sodium.
Give it a try, and if you enjoy it, then keep it up. If you don't, then there's really no reason to continue eating it; eating doesn't have to be a purely functional pursuit, and this hardly seems like a gut-remedying magic bullet (if such a thing even exists).
Oh, and if you're trying to switch from starch to sugars while maintaining carbohydrate levels, you'll probably have to eat a hell of a lot of carrots, broccoli, and sprouts. Might I suggest doing your gut a favor and also throwing in some fruit?
I buy these big carrots at the health food store and then just snap off a piece or two. Two carrots can easily last me a whole week. This is enough to see the benefits. I get a little uncomfortable with too much carrot. It seems more like medicine to me than food.
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