What health benefits do you usually associate with carrots?
My parents told me to eat them for good eyesight. I absolutely love carrots and I eat them raw on a daily basis. Ironically enough, I also have 20/20 vision. These two realities may not be directly related, but one thing is for sure: carrots are amazing and have many more benefits than we know!
By: Mallory Diekmann
More Than Meets the Eye
Carrots are rich in vitamins, like Lutein and Beta-Carotene. Not only do they help your eyes but they can also work wonders on your hair.
Vitamin A deficiency is one of the most common factors that lead to hair loss. This vitamin can promote hair growth – making it thicker, longer and stronger, too. Vitamin A also prevents dry scalp, as beta-carotene is proven to help moisturize. On top of that, Vitamin A boosts sun protection, further safeguarding your hair.
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Vitamins C and E
Want to optimize the use of this ingredient? Try this refreshing, immunity-boosting Orange Carrot Ginger juice.
If essential oils aren’t for you, I recommend baking your stress and exhaustion away. Not only can a carrot dish aid in grounding you, but the process of making it can help calm you as well.
Carrot cake is one of he most common carrot desserts, but finding a delicious vegan version can be difficult –
especially when you take away the cream cheese frosting. This Vegan Carrot Cake recipe from Hot for Food: Cooking Up Vegan Love is moist, balanced in flavor, and the frosting and toasted coconut marry with the cake to form the perfect bite.
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