Top 10 Super Foods – Carrots

A sliced carrot looks a bit like the human eye.

And yes, carrots are good for the eyes – they increase blood flow – but they are also an important part of all diets. Here are some of the key benefits of eating (lots of) carrots:

  • Carrots are rich in Beta carotene which is a powerful antioxidant (which helps to prevent attacks by free radicals which cause cancer).
  • The carotenoids in carrots help blood sugar regulation – which means that our energy levels don’t see as many dips or for diabetics, a carrot rich diet can alter the amount of insulin required.
  • Carrots have a high fibre content which helps to reduce the bad cholesterol while increasing the good cholesterol which helps to reduce blood clots and heart diseases.

The best way to eat a carrot? Raw!

Take a carrot (freshly peeled) as a mid morning snack and see your energy levels rise.

Equally, steam carrots retain more of their nutrients rather than boil them.

Of course, in season carrots taken straight from the garden or sourced locally are likely to be richest in nutrients. In the UK carrots are in season from May to October.

Lastly, carrots are a natural sweetner which is why many Italian tomato sauce or pasta recipies contain lots of carrots.

Neil Lewis

Neil Lewis

Male, Chester

I'm an entrepreneur, runner (as of 5 years), dad, husband and entrepreneur. This year I've completed three 10k runs - Port Sunlight,  Manchester Great Run and the Natterjacks Southport run. My goal is to complete a 10k at below 50 minutes. I'm late 40's & want to keep healthy and fit for a long time yet... and that's what drives me to run. If you are looking for a running companion - up to 10 KM - in the Chester, area, get in touch. I can help set people up in business or just help people get great health and fitness products that can keep them fit, healthy and running for longer. Get in touch if you want to find out more about what I do and the Forever FIT products I work with. Or you can directly order from our shop.

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