A Carrot Post
Ever really look at a carrot? They have their own beauty. Beautiful, deep orange, root vegetable. I love the vibrant color of them. Orange is sort of our family’s color (its is the national color of the Netherlands after all!). I like the fact that they crunch when you bite into them. You already know that carrots are good for you. But do you know why? Well, carrots are loaded with beta carotene, which is why they appear orange according to David H. Ver Eecke at LiveStrong.Com. “Carrots are also a good source of thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, folate and manganese, and a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium.” Carrots contain antioxidents and fiber, which make them great at controlling inflammation. A great deal of power packed in a small and cheap package. There are only about 50 calories in a full cup of cut up carrots (Web MD).
With all that nutrition you might be surprised to find out that until recently, I despised raw carrots. Detested them. Loathed them. But, no more. First, I discovered that organic carrots have a wonderful taste. I am talking about real carrots, not the little baby carrots which I still think are tasteless chunks of cardboard.
Mighty tasty. One tablespoon has 40 calories, so not too bad, but guess what? They make for a great, great light dip for carrots and of course other veggies. So, now I am a raw carrot eater. I like them quite a lot actually.
How about you: what carrot do you dangle to keep yourself from not eating things you shouldn't during your journey?
Have a great day and stay strong my blogger friends and please pass the carrots!