Can the raw carrot salad trend help balance your hormones?

A raw food diet isn’t the most interesting or healthiest food option, even if you vegetarianbut this raw carrot salad It can help balance your hormones during your cycle, according to an expert and TikToker.

Salad with raw carrots might not be your idea of ​​heaven, but the hashtag #rawcarrotsalad has been viewed 8.1 million times on the social media platform, which means the orange veggie, in its raw form, has a lot of fans.

If you don’t believe the stats, let’s take a look at Health benefits Noble carrots have tons of vitamins and minerals packed into them – ranging from vitamin C to iron and vitamin B6.

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While another benefit can help balance hormones, according to Paige Nicole on TikTok, who, through her studies training as a holistic hormonal specialist, found that raw carrot salad, due to High in fiberShe has become a “staple” in her diet, in an effort to balance out the excess estrogen that can peak at different times in her cycle.

In the video, which shows her laying down the salad, she also adds: “Those of us menstruating have peaks and spikes in estrogen and progesterone during different times as we approach our period.

So, I try to eat this (raw carrot salad) as often as possible, but specifically when I’m in the luteal phase – that’s when estrogen becomes more dominant in my body.

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TikToker explains that balancing the estrogen in your body, especially during your period, can help treat PMS symptoms like bloating, fatigue, and cramps.

Page revealed how to make it, in her popular video, which has garnered nearly 50,000 likes, grating a handful of carrots, then adding olive oil, apple cider vinegar, plus pepper and salt. Of course, if you don’t want to eat it alone, you can add it to a larger salad, or eat it as part of a healthy meal.

What is the science behind it?

Natasha Evans, a registered dietitian who specializes in fertility and gut health, reveals how the trend began: “American biologist Dr. Ray Peet was behind the raw carrot salad trend—note that raw carrot salad can eliminate even the worst of migraines, which can It is a symptom of estrogen dominance. This led him to study the effect of raw carrots on the intestines, detoxification and hormones.

But how does it work? “The fiber in raw carrots binds excess estrogen and improves stool regularity, thus preventing the reabsorption of excess estrogen.”

Evan explains that most of us think the liver alone is responsible for removing toxins — but other organs also play a role including the skin, lungs, kidneys, lymph, and intestines.

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One of the roles of our intestines is to get rid of used substances, such as hormones, digestive enzymes, bile, bacteria, and undigested foods. If you have infrequent bowel movements, the estrogen that should have left the body can sit for a long time in the colon, to be absorbed rather than excreted.

“This can lead to estrogen dominance, which can cause inflammation, premenstrual syndrome, infertility or erectile dysfunction in men, and is also linked to hypothyroidism and breast cancer,” she adds.