You're probably questioning my professionalism at the moment, and if you are get your head out of the gutter!

I'm talking about carrots. If you're not good friends with the humble carrot already you should be, and here are the reasons why.

When we think of a “superfood”, carrots are not something that usually comes to mind. Not with all the exciting superfoods that are in the cool kids group, think kale, chia seeds and maca powder to name a few! While these are superfoods in their own right, don’t underestimate the awesome nutritional value of the humble carrot.

Carrots are a very good source of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, which is then converted into vitamin A in the body. One cup of carrots contain up to 20,000 IUs of vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for eye health and can help to prevent diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. It is also useful for respiratory health especially for those people who suffer from asthma. Vitamin A has also been found to decrease the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. It is also important in the health of the immune system and great for beautiful glowing skin.

If that’s not enough to get you munching on a carrot (bug’s bunny style) how about these other nutrients available in carrots: folic acid, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. Talk about a vegetable that covers all bases, the carrot is good for nearly every body system and is also one of the easiest vegetables to get children to eat. Carrots are readily available and I’d advise you go for the organic option to maximise nutrient content and taste!

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