Dr Ray Peats’ carrot salad

In this week’s blog, I am going to be discussing the benefits of Dr Ray Peats’ salad. Many of us have gut issues and this is a simple tool to help heal your gut. 

Carrots are pretty amazing, and I discovered their health benefits of them a few years ago when I came across Ray Peats’ work. He talks about how the fiber in carrots is helpful for aiding the excretion of harmful bacteria in the gut.

This is a big deal because the fiber that we’re recommended to eat to maintain a “so-called” healthy diet does not have the same properties as the fiber you find in the carrot.

Instead, the fiber that’s recommended by mainstream nutritionists (starchy grains, green leafy veggies, fermented foods, and cruciferous veggies) runs the risk of sitting in the gut and putrefying if digestion is too slow. Leading to issues like leaky gut and bacterial overgrowth.

The difference is, that carrots contain anti-fungal properties as well as a unique antimicrobial fiber that acts as a natural detoxifier by binding to toxins in the intestines (absorbing bad bacteria, aka, endotoxins).

This beneficial fiber also aids the body in excreting excess estrogen which could be why you get the most benefit from eating your carrots raw.

But what’s even more interesting is that when you make a carrot salad, the beneficial fiber can be way more effective at eliminating toxins, aiding digestion, and raising your metabolism than just eating the carrot alone.

In London, we live in a fast-paced toxic environment, especially with all the pollutants we are exposed to, and we might not always be consuming the healthiest or cleanest food. I always keep organic carrots in the fridge and consume these most days as it is so quick to make and a great snack. 

The recipe:

Raw Carrot Salad recommended by FPS. Eat between meals.
C = 8g P = 1g F = 9g
117 calories per serving
Serves 1

½ to 1 medium carrot
1 t olive oil
1 t refined coconut oil (or additional 1 t olive oil)
½ t favourite vinegar
Pinch of canning and pickling salt

1. Wash carrot thoroughly.
2. Shred carrot vertically and put in bowl.
3. Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. If coconut oil is hard, melt slightly.
4. Pour dressing on carrot salad.

Let me know if you try it.

Have an amazing week.

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