The “C” in carrot is for Curative and it may sound like a myth but it’s not. Carrots do really help your eyesight.
This is due to the beta-carotene which gives carrot the orange color and also the name. It contains vitamin A in large quantities in the form of beta carotene.
And carrots are considered as one of the top most salad requirements 🙂
The “C” in Carrot Is For Curative
They are heart healthy! Regular consumption of carrots helps to reduce cholesterol.
Carrots are high in potassium, which helps to reduce high blood pressure.
They’re immune boosters! Carrots have antiseptic and antibacterial abilities that help to improve our immune system. Not to mention they are high in Vitamin C. This helps our white blood cells fight off infections.
Because they are high in fiber, they aid our digestion. Making you feel full and helping to eliminate the build up of toxins in our bodies.
The beta-carotene helps to fight diseases like lung, breast and colon cancer.
And lastly, like we all learned in school, carrots help to fight against eye disease like macular degeneration and night blindness. The vitamin A in carrots help to improve our eye sight as we age.
More Carrot Benefits
Carrot juice helps to remove the indigestible fiber. It is also rich in minerals and known to be very useful for your skin.
Carrot seed oil is another way of treating your skin right. The beta carotene and vitamin A helps to keep your skin alive. It maintains the elasticity of the ski, and protects our sun damaged and wrinkled skin. It keeps the skin firmer and more radiant due to its anti-aging properties.
Carrot oil has carotenoids that help to reduce the damage due to ultra violet rays. By protecting your skin from ultra violet rays it also protects you from skin cancer.
Besides eating my carrots with homemade hummus – a healthy alternative to ranch dressing – my favorite way to cook carrots is by roasting them. I simply toss them in some olive oil, season with a bit of salt and black pepper, and cook them in the oven (350-degrees) for about 30 minutes. I think cooking them this way makes them taste even sweeter!
Another great way to enjoy them is veggie bowl. Have you tried my Roasted Beet, Snap Pea and Carrot Quinoa Bowl? Perfect as a side dish or as a lunch!
Do you have any carrot recipes you’d like to share or are looking for? Feel free to reach out to me through the contact form on the right or on my Contact page. I’d be happy to speak with you.
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Enjoy and Be Healthy!