Carrots were originally grown as medicine, not food. Now you can find carrots in the center of summer and fall dishes alike.

This sweet fibrous root vegetable can come in a rainbow of colors though orange is the most popular. Even though they have a sweet flavor they are low on the glycemic index.

Carrots contain large amounts of

  • Beta Carotene: Our bodies convert this into vitamin A which promotes vision health and helps with growth and immune function

  • Biotin: Which is proven to help metabolize fat and protein

  • Potassium: This vitamin can help regulate blood pressure

Carrot sensitivities are not uncommon, if you have a sensitivity to birch pollen or mugwort pollen, you might react to carrots.

  • Mouth itching or tingling

  • Swelling of throat

  • Sneezing

  • Congestion

Endless Options:

Carrots can be added to a salad or a steamed veggie medley or they can be the star of the show.

If you want to lean to the savory side try oven roasting carrots with some garlic and liquid aminos.

If you are craving something sweet try a drizzle of honey with a splash of freshly squeezed orange juice.

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