Today, I’m sharing a super easy Raw Carrot Salad that’s great for detoxifying excess estrogen, getting rid of stubborn belly fat, and for balancing and maintaining good gut bacteria. Estrogen Dominance is very common nowadays due to many things, so before we get to the detox salad recipe, lets cover some of the underlying causes of estrogen dominance.
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Causes of Estrogen Dominance
#1 Chronic Stress – When you’re chronically stressed, your body produces excess amounts of cortisol (the stress hormone) and this uses up your progesterone. And, you need healthy amounts of progesterone to balance estrogen. When you don’t have healthy levels of progesterone, this can lead to estrogen dominance. So, reducing and managing chronic stress can play a big role in balancing estrogen levels.
#2 – Xenoestrogens – These are basically industrial chemicals that mimic the behavior of estrogen in the body and can ultimately affect your delicate hormonal balance. Thousand are products on the market today contain Xenoestrogens, including…
- Beauty Products that contain Parabens
- Personal Care Products that contain Phthalates
- Plastics that contain bisphenol A (BPA)
- Toxic Pesticides that are sprayed on our food supply
- and many more!
#3 – Birth Control – Longterm use of birth control can also lead to the development or to the worsening of estrogen dominance.
Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance
Estrogen dominance can be the underlying cause of many negative health symptoms, including…
- Bad PMS Symptoms
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Hormonal Acne
- Stubborn Belly Fat
- Stubborn Fat in the Hip/Thigh Area
- Brain Fog
- Fibrocystic Breasts
- Mood Swings
- And, much more!
Here’s How Carrots Can Help
So, the purpose of me telling you all of this is to point out that there are certain foods that can help to detox excess estrogen out of the body.
And, one of those foods is – RAW CARROTS
Raw Carrots contain a unique fiber that absorbs excess estrogen and helps to sweep it out of the body. This unique fiber also helps to balance and maintain good gut bacteria, which helps to support overall digestion.
Now, I can’t take credit for this Raw Carrot Detox. This salad and information was made popular by Dr. Ray Peat who says that just 1-2 carrots per day is enough to start flushing excess estrogen out of the body.
How To Make the Raw Carrot Detox Salad
According to Dr. Peat, there are a few simple “rules” to maximize the effects of this raw carrot salad.
- The carrots must be raw (uncooked), whole stalks (no baby carrots), and preferably organic to avoid toxic pesticides.
- Do not peel the carrots because the skin contains extra beneficial vitamins and phytonutrients (but make sure to rinse them!)
- For best results, eat the salad fresh or within the same day of prepping it.
- If you don’t have time to make this salad, you can eat the carrot on its own and still reap the detoxifying benefits.
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How many cups of shredded carrot would you guess would be 1 serving? I just bought a bag of the biggest carrots I’ve ever seen and 1 carrot shredded gave me a heaping 2 cups.
For a single serving, only shred 1-2 carrots (1 if it’s large)
I am so glad that you posted this. I am going to make it as soon as I get the ingredients. I would like to know what is the best coconut oil and honey to use. I can’t seem to fine the exact ones that you used for your salad. Can’t wait to try it.
Hey Carolyn! I’m not dedicated to any specific brand of coconut oil or honey. The main thing to look for is “Raw, Unfiltered Honey” and “Cold-Pressed Extra Virgin Coconut Oil”
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Hello. Is it ok to add other ingredients like avocado and beets and still get the same effect ?
How long does it take to see results?
Everyone is different so I can’t say but give it at least 30 days 🙂
You wrote this piece as an original, but i think you’d do better to credit Dr. Ray Peat. Afterall we know he is the originator of this carrot salad and the leading authority on issues related to estrogen dominance
I actually did credit him in both the youtube video and blog post… if you look under the section titled “How Carrots Can help” you’ll see my credit to him 🙂
Is it okay to prep ahead of time? I shredded a bunch of carrots on Sunday so I could make the salad quickly throughout the week. Or would you strongly recommend shredding the carrot day of? Thanks so much!
Um, YUM!!!!! Girl, this is so tasty! I’ve recently gotten word from the doc that I’m extremely estrogen dominant. I knew something was off. So she increased my progesterone and put me on 4 different extremely expensive vitamins. I’m not sure, but about 3 weeks int o this new regimen, I had a gall bladder attack and ended up in emergency surgery. To my understanding, all the hormonal imbalance is hard on the liver. You trust your doctor’s to keep you lined out, and since I see this one religiously every 3 months, I expected better, quicker reactions. Can’t blame it all on my diet since I’m not too terrible with eating descent. I found this little salad recipe,,, OMG its so tasty! Thank you darlin’!
What are the calories of this salad?
Thanks for this article and recipe! Can I dice this into large chunks in the food processor (I don’t have the shredder option) and have the same benefits? Thanks!
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Hi, I found out about this recipe from a friend. Can I use different oils instead of these two? Eg. walnut oil? And could I substitute lemon or lime juice for apple cider vinegar? Thanks!
So I mixed up the dressing part by adding lemon rice vinger pepper and just used olive oil 👌🏽🍋🔥 delicious is that okay
Great information about raw carrot salad, Thanks for such a simple recipe. I really love carrots and everything related to it. I’m sure it’s delicious!