Roasted Carrots - Plus The Health Benefits of Carrots
Posted Feb 08 2013 3:43pm
I Adore Roasted Carrots!!!
Wash and trim (peel) the carrots.
Drizzle a touch of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top.
Then Sprinkle a little Himalayan Pink Salt over the carrots.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 – 30 Minutes (Depending on
the size of the carrots).
The Health Benefits of Carrots –
Attention has been placed mostly on the carotenoid content
of carrots, mainly beta-carotene, but recent research has revealed a host of
additional phytonutrients; Like polyacetylenes, such as: falcarindiol and falcarinol.
The magic lies within the synergy between phytonutrients and
polyacetylenes found in carrots. Recent studies suggest that the combination of
“whole food” nutrients (synergy) may aid in the inhibition of colon cancer cell
proliferation and further prevent oxidative damage.
There is a diverse mix of over eight different antioxidants
in carrots, which may aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and
provide anti-inflammatory benefits.
Now, for the most widespread health benefits – Eat carrots
for healthy vision. Your Mom was
right, after all. Research shows that people who consume carrots have lower
rates of both glaucoma and cataracts.
Additionally, the fiber content of carrots helps to nourish
a healthy digestive tract and the vitamin A content helps to replenish dry skin
as well as provide some benefit of protection from sun damage.