Carrots: The Natural Aspirin?

Studies show that carrots are a rich source of natural salicylates.

You know that aspirin is salicylic acid, commonly used for any type of inflammation.

The study showed that vegetarians have serum concentrations of salicylic acid as high as those of people ingesting 75 mg of aspirin a day, the amount in half of a baby aspirin. 


Blaylock CJ, et al, Salicylic acid concentrations in the serum of subjects not taking aspirin: comparison of salicylic acid concentration in the serum of vegetarians, non-vegetarians and patients taking low-dose aspirin, J Clin Pathol, 54: 553-55, 2001


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