Carrots are packed with nutrients, which are particularly beneficial for eye health and vision. They regulate imbalances within your body.
Carrots are one of the richest sources of beta-carotene, which is converted by the body into the antioxidant vitamin A. This helps to strengthen cells against viruses, to fight cancer and to prevent heart disease. It also aids vision. We use the vitamin K present in carrots for blood clotting and the healing of wounds, while their fibre content aids digestion and keeps the heart healthy. The chromium found in carrots helps to stabilise blood sugar levels, making this vegetable useful for controlling diabetes and sugar cravings.
It’s best to eat carrots raw because their GI levels treble when cooked!
Raw carrots can be hard to digest so grate or chop them finely before eating.
Nutrients: Vitamin C, beta-carotene, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and fibre.
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