I remember when I was young, my mother always trying to get me to eat my carrots because they were good for my eyes. It is true carrots are high in vitamin A and beta-carotene, which are essential for good vision. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that they will help your eyes unless you are deficient in vitamin A (of course, if you do have a deficiency, they will definitely help). But, carrots have other health benefits, so you definitely need to be eating them! They have anti-cancer properties in general and specifically are specifically helpful against lung, colorectal, and prostate cancer and leukemia.
The photo above is of one of my favorite ways to eat carrots – roasted. These are roasted by themselves in olive oil and salt and pepper, but they are also delicious sprinkled with herbs or roasted with other vegetables and/or garlic. The recipe is really just a guide. Add what you like!
- olive oil (just enough to coat)
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Peel carrots and cut into bite sized chunks.
- Toss in olive oil. You want just enough to coat the carrots well.
- Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Place in a baking dish.
- Bake until they reach desired doneness, stirring occasionally. I like mine pretty well cooked and that takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
Source: Medical News Today