Are you a carrot lover? Then, the 4th of April might be your favourite new day! The 4th of April marks International Carrot Day and is celebrated around the world so join the fun and celebrate with Love Yourself today. Carrot Day was founded in 2003 to highlight and acknowledge the many benefits of eating carrots.
Throw a carrot party and gather your friends and family and invite them all to bring an innovative carrot dish. It can be a carrot cake, carrot juice or even a carrot shot! Take it a step further and make the dress code orange and green if you are a real carrot lover.
What Can Carrots Do For You?
- Immunity Booster – the Vitamin C found in carrots helps to build antibodies in your body that defend your immune system.
- Improves Digestive Health – carrots are high in fibre which can prevent constipation. A glass of carrot juice alone contains 2 grams of fibre! Fibre rich foods can also reduce the chance of colon cancer as they promote good digestive health.
- Improve Blood Sugar – carrots have low glycemic index (GI) meaning that carrots don’t cause a spike in your blood sugar levels.
- Skin Health – carrots are rich in beta-carotene and Vitamin C which are two antioxidants that protect your skin against sun damage. Vitamin C is needed for the production for collagen which strengthens the skin.
The age-old question – can carrots improve your vision? The origin of this myth can be dated back to World War II when pilots were using radar for the first time to shoot down planes and a rumour was spread to hide this new technology. But the age-old rumour that carrots improve your vision stuck till this day.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene which are antioxidants that can help prevent eye damage caused by free radicals. The body converts beta-carotene into a form of Vitamin A called retinal. Retinal is a key molecule involved in maintaining vision. So, eating carrots can help to maintain vision but may not improve your vision. Fun fact – your body can better absorb cooked carrots over raw carrots!
The Perfect Snack
These crunchy and nutritious root vegetables are the perfect snack for people who like to snack between meals! Our Chef Director, Michal Snela, has crafted the perfect carrot and hummus snack for you to try. Check out our range of delicious, nutritious and healthy meal plans here. If you are someone who can’t resist a packet of crisps, then carrots might be the crunch you are looking for without the added calories.
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By Pooja Depala