Carrot water is an ideal astringent and antidiarrheal remedy to quickly stop diarrhea. Find out how to make it at home with this popular natural recipe.
There are many causes that can cause the appearance of diarrhea, although in reality the most common is due to a viral infection by a stomach virus which in turn becomes one of the main causes of gastroenteritis. Among these viruses we can especially mention the following: enteric adenovirus, astrovirus, nor virus and rotavirus.
However, we must also not forget other causes that can also cause diarrhea, such as: food poisoning, anxiety and stress, the consumption of certain medications (mainly antibiotics, although they are not the only ones), inflammatory diseases that affect the intestines (as occurs with Cohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome), and insufficiency of the pancreas. Nor should we forget that celiac disease is a common cause of diarrhea
But what is diarrhea and what does it consist of? Basically it is an alteration of the intestine whose main symptom is an increase in the frequency of stools (more than three a day), as well as a decrease in its consistency (they tend to be much more liquid, soft and abundant). It occurs when there is a greater amount of fluids in our intestines than can be absorbed.
Its duration is actually usually short, tending to last between 2 to 3 days at most in most cases. However, the main problem with diarrhea is that it can cause dehydration as a result of losing a lot of fluids. Hence, it is very important to drink abundant fluids throughout the day in small amounts and always in sips. Among the most recommended we can opt for water with lemon juice, infusions and oral serum.
As for what we can eat when we have diarrhea, the best thing to do is to opt for an astringent diet, based on the consumption of boiled potatoes and eggs, steamed carrots, white fish broth and carrot soup with white rice. But when it comes to cutting diarrhea quickly and effectively, it’s best to go for two very popular natural remedies. One of them is extremely well known; as is the case with rice water, but did you know that carrot water is also just as effective in reducing diarrhea? We explain why.
Benefits of carrot water to count diarrhea
Although rice is one of the best known foods when it comes to cutting diarrhea due to its richness in starch and its astringent qualities (especially the water obtained from cooking it), the truth is that there are also other natural options just as effective.
This is the case of carrots, a wonderful astringent food with a great capacity to calm and relieve diarrhea thanks to its high pectin content. It is a soluble fiber that provides carrots with their very high astringent properties.
However, did you know that it is also useful in case of constipation, by promoting proper bowel function? For this reason, in case of diarrhea, it is best to eat carrot always cooked, since in this way we will be able to enhance its antidiarrheal effect. How to make antidiarrheal carrot water
Preparing carrot water is extremely simple and easy. You only need 1 or 2 large carrots and 1 liter of water.
To prepare it, wash the carrots well, peel them removing their skin and cut them into slices that are neither too thin nor too thick. Put the water in a cauldron or casserole and boil the carrot pieces in it for half an hour.
To finish, when this time elapses, turn off the heat, strain and serve in a mug until cool. Then drink it slowly, in small sips.