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11 Sep

Rainbow Carrots Offer More Than Beauty

To say I am fond of carrots is an understatement. Once while doing a detox cleanse I ate so many carrots and drank so much carrot juice that my hands and feet turned bright yellow. Turns out that a glass of carrot juice contains more than 25,000 IU’s of pro-vitamin A. I got carotenemia, an excess of carotene in the blood as my poor liver could not keep up with converting the carotenes to Vitamin A, so my body decided to store it in my extremities. Lucky for me it is temporary!

And the old saying, ‘I liked it so much I bought the company’ rings true with me, too, as I was a co-operative member/owner of The Big Carrot Natural Food Market in Toronto for more than 15 years.
 
 
7 Healthy Reasons To Fall In Love With Rainbow Carrots:
 
1. Purple Carrots get their colour from anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that is anti-inflammatory. That means that you will age more slowly.
 
2. Red Carrots contain lycopene, the same antioxidant that makes tomatoes all the rage for cancer prevention.
 
3. Yellow Carrots contain lutene that fights macular degeneration and assures development of healthy eyes.
 
4. Orange Carrots have a phytonutrient called falcarinol is being researched for its ability to fight colon cancer. Carrots also boast four grams of fibre per cup (up there with the average bowl of cereal), making it a great cancer-fighter.
 
5. All Carrots are a good source of vitamin C with one large carrot packing about 20 percent of your daily needs.
 
6. Multi-Coloured Carrots also have 20 percent of your daily need of vitamin K, a nutrient that works with calcium to strengthen your bones.
 
7. Carrots also have 395 mg of potassium per cup. This nutrient helps to reduce your blood pressure and assure good fluid balance in your tissues.

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References:
1. Giuseppe (Joe) Mazza. “Anthocyanins and heart health.” Ann Ist super sAnItà 2007 | Vol. 43, no. 4: 369-374 369 
3. Stephen Beatty, FRCO, Hui-Hiang Koh, M Phil, David Henson, PhD, Michael Boulton, PhD “The Role of Oxidative Stress in the Pathogenesis of Age-Related Macular Degeneration.” Survey of Ophthalmology: September–October, 2000Volume 45, Issue 2, Pages 115–134
4. Purup S1, Larsen E, Christensen LP. “Differential effects of falcarinol and related aliphatic C(17)-polyacetylenes on intestinal cell proliferation.”  J Agric Food Chem. 2009 Sep 23;57(18):8290-6. doi: 10.1021/jf901503a.
 
 

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