Carrots are our friends
- Nov 4th 2010
Carrots. They’re sweet, crunchy, delicious and we tend to forget about them. I think carrots are one of the most versatile veggies out there, they can be eaten raw, juiced, steamed, poached, sauteed, stir-fried, roasted, baked, boiled, fried and other ways I haven’t thought of yet.
One medium-sized carrot has got 204% of your recommended daily dose of vitamin A (as beta carotene), great for the eyes, skin and immune system. Beta carotene is a major antioxidant which helps protect against macular degeneration and cataracts. Alpha carotene is also in carrots, and that working with beta carotene helps to reduce the rick of cancer and heart disease.
Carrots are a good source of fiber and they’re easy to digest, especially when cooked. They also help to soothe the digestive tract. Carrots have got vitamin C and the mineral silica, both wonderful for the skin, to help keep it soft, supple and looking its best.
I buy organic or local small farm, I steer clear away from the packaged “baby carrots,” click here to see why.
Eating a carrot a day is one of the best things you can do for yourself, try to incorporate more into your diet. Know that if you O.D. on carrots over a period of time you will get an orange cast to your skin. It’s harmless, and these days with all the orange self tanners people may not even notice. However, I think it’s best to slow down if you start changing color.
Carrots. Eat them, love them, they take good care of us.