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Ray Peat's Carrot Salad

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 18, 2012 at 11:08 AM

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

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on May 21, 2012
at 04:50 AM

You can have an allergic response to YOUR OWN HORMONES, not exogenously supplied hormones, the ones you produce in your own body normally. This is just an example. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/03/060330182210.htm

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on May 21, 2012
at 04:44 AM

+1 for jesuisjuba.

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on May 21, 2012
at 04:43 AM

@kasra: ANYTHING can be allergenic.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 20, 2012
at 10:22 PM

Refined coconut oil can not be allergenic.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 18, 2012
at 05:15 PM

yeah, boiled TO DEATH :D

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 18, 2012
at 05:14 PM

@HuntingBears : talking about *unrefined* coconut oil...

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 18, 2012
at 05:14 PM

Possibly, but clearly not in my case.

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on May 18, 2012
at 04:40 PM

broccoli and sprouts would probably not be on the Peat protocol, unless thoroughly boiled.

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(4713)

on May 18, 2012
at 03:17 PM

I think it's vinegar instead of olive oil.

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(5231)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:55 PM

don't care if beneficial to gut or not...this looks very yummy, especially with beets added!

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:28 PM

Surely there are benefits regarding digestion with IF though?

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on May 18, 2012
at 02:28 PM

Naw but kind of don't care :) I don't need it so it's totally cool. I like the flavour, even a teeny bit, so will use now and then when roasting Japanese sweet potato slices.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:27 PM

maybe read the first six words of his post ...

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:24 PM

Have you ever tried refined coconut oil? It's way lighter...

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:24 PM

You'll fuck up your digestion even more by not eating. That's the whole problem with elimination diets.

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(4183)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:13 PM

+1 for the term Branch RayPeatians, I'm stealing that one.

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(41757)

on May 18, 2012
at 01:17 PM

Eating a half-pound of raw carrots daily is right there up on my list of things to do...

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 18, 2012
at 01:01 PM

helpful links! thanks!

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 18, 2012
at 12:57 PM

I was told I should be juicing carrots but keeping in the fiber, I haven't because I struggle with raw foods, but perhaps I'll start with a little bit slowly and gradually. I guess the study nails what I was told and why I needed it....thanks!

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 18, 2012
at 12:54 PM

everyone is different, so you have to make choices best for you and your body; but always good to know what bothers/helps other people so you can determine if its possible its bothering/helping you...thats always what I take away from person experiences people share

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 18, 2012
at 12:53 PM

i'll read up just out of curiousity...

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(12857)

on May 18, 2012
at 12:50 PM

that's the whole point to not digest and act like an antibiotic in your large intestine

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 18, 2012
at 12:17 PM

See this is where I get frustrated because people are telling me that potatoes and fruit are bad for digestion! the only solution seems to be to not eat anything at all, that would be great for digestion right? except you might die of course

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on May 18, 2012
at 02:11 PM

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.

  • Grated carrots-
  • Lemon juice-
  • Lemon zest-
  • Fresh chopped cilantro-
  • FOC "fat of choice"-
  • Pinch of salt-

Sometimes I'll add a little cumin and paprika, some chopped garlic. Or ginger, white miso, a splash of ACV, shallot, and grated beets.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:27 PM

maybe read the first six words of his post ...

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on May 21, 2012
at 04:43 AM

@kasra: ANYTHING can be allergenic.

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:55 PM

don't care if beneficial to gut or not...this looks very yummy, especially with beets added!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 18, 2012
at 05:14 PM

@HuntingBears : talking about *unrefined* coconut oil...

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:24 PM

Have you ever tried refined coconut oil? It's way lighter...

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 20, 2012
at 10:22 PM

Refined coconut oil can not be allergenic.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on May 18, 2012
at 02:28 PM

Naw but kind of don't care :) I don't need it so it's totally cool. I like the flavour, even a teeny bit, so will use now and then when roasting Japanese sweet potato slices.

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on May 21, 2012
at 04:44 AM

+1 for jesuisjuba.

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on May 21, 2012
at 04:50 AM

You can have an allergic response to YOUR OWN HORMONES, not exogenously supplied hormones, the ones you produce in your own body normally. This is just an example. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/03/060330182210.htm

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F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on May 18, 2012
at 04:36 PM

I have been doing the Ray Peat carrot salad (et Al) since August 2011. No effect in fixing my gut issues (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth).

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 18, 2012
at 11:50 AM

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.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 18, 2012
at 01:01 PM

helpful links! thanks!

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 18, 2012
at 12:57 PM

I was told I should be juicing carrots but keeping in the fiber, I haven't because I struggle with raw foods, but perhaps I'll start with a little bit slowly and gradually. I guess the study nails what I was told and why I needed it....thanks!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on May 18, 2012
at 01:17 PM

Eating a half-pound of raw carrots daily is right there up on my list of things to do...

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(5959)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:00 PM

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.

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:13 PM

+1 for the term Branch RayPeatians, I'm stealing that one.

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(1191)

on May 19, 2012
at 07:13 PM

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.

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 18, 2012
at 11:15 AM

I don't follow him, do you have a link, I'd like to read it. Wondering how much raw carrot, for some people raw is difficult to digest.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on May 18, 2012
at 12:50 PM

that's the whole point to not digest and act like an antibiotic in your large intestine

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 18, 2012
at 12:53 PM

i'll read up just out of curiousity...

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7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6

(11214)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:42 PM

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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(2801)

on May 18, 2012
at 11:15 AM

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?

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 18, 2012
at 12:54 PM

everyone is different, so you have to make choices best for you and your body; but always good to know what bothers/helps other people so you can determine if its possible its bothering/helping you...thats always what I take away from person experiences people share

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 18, 2012
at 12:17 PM

See this is where I get frustrated because people are telling me that potatoes and fruit are bad for digestion! the only solution seems to be to not eat anything at all, that would be great for digestion right? except you might die of course

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:24 PM

You'll fuck up your digestion even more by not eating. That's the whole problem with elimination diets.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 18, 2012
at 05:14 PM

Possibly, but clearly not in my case.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:28 PM

Surely there are benefits regarding digestion with IF though?

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