Carrots

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Health Benefits

Carrots have a rich supply of antioxidants and healthy nutrients. They are protective against cardiovascular disease due to them being high in both alpha and beta carotenoids. Beta-carotene is also helpful towards improving vision, protecting against glaucoma, macular degeneration, and senile cataracts. It also helps in slowing down cell aging. Eating carrots also have benefits for skin health, the antioxidants and vitamin A help prevent all sorts of skin related issues. Carrots can also be used as facial masks to help make skin healthier from the outside, and used on cuts to prevent infection as well. Healthy steaming is the healthiest way to eat carrots, it provides the greatest flavor while retaining the most nutirents.

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Other Info

Carrots are a root vegetable, named after their rich supply of beta-carotene. Carrots were first used as a medicine rather than a food. Carrots actually come in a variety of colors, not just the classic orange that you see at the grocery store. The different colors each come with their own unique flavor. They can be eaten raw or cooked, served as a snack or an important element in a meal.

Recipes

Make your pizza healthier with carrots!