Sweet, crunchy and fiber-rich, carrots are:
Loaded with beta carotene, an antioxidant that keeps you younger longer.
Rich in vitamin A, vitamin E and potassium—thus helpful in eye health, bone health and as a deterrent to cancer.
Very good for your skin—they restore its youthful glow and protect it from sun damage. Bonus: carrots also improve the health of your liver.
Beneficial in weight loss. One 240 ml glass of carrot juice contains only 90 calories. Cheers!
To enjoy carrots every day, try these ideas:
Have a Glass of Carrot juice
Grind these into juice. To add more power and taste to your juice, you can pop in a beet, some spinach leaves, a little celery, half an apple. Use your imagination!
Dish Up This Power-Packed Carrot Salad
Toss them all together, and sprinkle hand-torn basil leaves on top.
Try This 2-Minute Carrot & Pea Stir-fry
Heat the oil in a pan. Add carrots, followed by peas. Stir fry for a few minutes, adding salt and pepper as needed. Then lower the heat, cover and allow to cook until the vegetables are tender. This should take only a few minutes if your carrots and peas are fresh from the field.
It’s a delicious side to your main course, and the addition of a little turmeric gives it a lovely golden hue.
Whip Up a Rosy-Glow Carrot Mask
Mix 1 cooked and grated carrot with 1 tsp honey and 1 tbsp yogurt. Apply all over face and neck. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then wash off with cool water. Wonderfully nourishing and hydrating—you’ll be rewarded with a rosy glow!
Chew Them Raw
It’s a good workout for your jaw, strengthens teeth and helps ease gum problems. I like to rub a little sea salt on my carrots, or savor them with creamy hung yogurt dip.
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