Eating in season not only has health benefits but the seasonal vegetables and fruits usually taste better, are environmentally-friendly and they cost you less.
Today, we want to put the lights on a root vegetable that has too many benefits: Carrots.
Carrots are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are also a good source of antioxidants.
Antioxidants are nutrients present in plant-based foods. They help the body remove free radicals, unstable molecules that can cause cell damage if too many accumulate in the body.
In addition, carrots have too many benefits for our health:
- Essential for Eye Health: Beta-carotene, present in carrots, shows to help prevent against age-related eye diseases, like macular degeneration. Keep your eyes healthy with a daily serving of this nutrient.
- Boost your immunity: Beta-carotene also helps produce vitamin A in the body, which is vital for boosting your body's defense system, especially during cold and flu season.
- Good for your heart: Carrots could protect against hypertension and cardiovascular diseases and could even help lower cholesterol.
- Do wonders for your skin: Retinol, biotin and lycopene are all hidden inside the humble carrot, so remember to eat this root vegetable if you want to have a softer and healthier skin that glows.
Let's learn more about carrots:
The original first carrots were yellow and purple, but today we associate carrot to the bright orange colour. Did you know that each carrot color reflects different nutrients?
🥕Orange→ higher in betacarotene, an antioxidant pigment
🥕Yellow→ contains beta carotene & lutein, a carotenoid that according to researchers may protect the eyes
🥕Red→ provides biotin, fiber, potassium, vitamins K, B6 & C
🥕Purple → have more of the carotenoid anthocyanin. Researches are stuyding its abillity to treat inflammation and obesity
🥕White→ their fiber will ease your digestion!
Too many colours, too many benefits!
Eat seasonal, feel better!