by ADMIN on APRIL 9, 2012
Carrots get a bad rap.
These slender orange-hued veggies are avoided because they are ‘too high in sugar’.
The fact is, you’d have to eat around 3 cups of these antioxidant power houses to make your blood sugar rise significantly. I don’t know about you, but I’m not in the habit of eating that many carrots at one time.
One serving of carrots (about half a cup) has: 30 calories, 2 grams fiber, 7 grams carbohydrates (4 grams sugar), 234% of your recommended Daily Value of vitamin A, and a load of antioxidants (carotinoids, hydroxycinnamic acids, anthocyanindins).
Studies show that orange/yellow vegetables are strongly linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. And other components in carrots have been linked with the reduction of colon cancer risk .
So go ahead – eat your carrots!
And here’s a new way to enjoy them… Spiced Cool Carrot Salad Author: Adapted from MarthaStewart Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Serves: 4 Cool, easy shredded carrot salad.
5-6 large carrots, peeled and shredded
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp pepper
Shred carrots in a food processor with the shredding/grating attachment.
In a large bowl, combine carrots, lime, oil and spices.
Mix well - serve!