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Healthy Food of the Day: Carrots

What’s so great about this strange looking orange things? Where do I even start?

Carrots are a low calorie snack with NO fat and NO cholesterol. They do however have a good bit of carbs. Some of it is fiber and some of it is sugar, but the good thing is that it is a low glycemic sugar.

Carrots don’t have much protein, but they are killer when it comes to containing Vitamin A, C, Folate, K, and Choline. Have you ever heard your parents or teachers say carrots are good for your eyes? Well, it’s true! The Vitamin A and beta-carotene in carrots helps with eye sight and over all health of the eyes. Vitamin K helps fight against cancer strengthens bones and also aids in the blood clotting process.

A nice snack I like to have is carrots with pine nut hummus. Raw veggies are always better, because you’re not only cooking the food, you’re cooking out the nutrients it can give you.

Carrots can also make a great addition to most drinks made from juicing. Here are some links for some recipes:

Spinach, Apple, Carrot Juice Detox

Calcium Juice

Enjoy xoxo

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