Boil Your Unpeeled Carrots for Maximum Nutrition


By Dr. Mercola There are astonishing arrays of vegetables in the world of every shape and color, each representing an amazing commodity. It’s incredible that you can put seeds in the ground, give them adequate sunlight and water, and in a matter of weeks or a few months, you have instant food, which your body needs to thrive. Vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, nutrients and phytonutrients, such as antioxidants, sulforaphane, isothiocyanates, anthocyanins, carotenoids and a host of other beneficial compounds to provide energy, help your body fight disease, increase your immune function and perform a myriad of other tasks. Carrots, one of the sweetest vegetables, are also one of the most popular plant-based foods. They’re unique for several reasons, but perhaps one of their most important calling cards is beta-carotene, which can’t be manufactured in your body, so it needs to come from your diet. In the days of the Romans and Greeks, carrots were believed to be an aphrodisiac, which
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Are Baby Carrots as Good for You as Full Size?


By Dr. Mercola Carrots, and especially baby carrots, are a popular snack in the U.S., for adults and children alike. Parents use the bite-sized, sweet treats in children’s lunches to boost the nutrient value of their mid-day meal. They are easy to dip, snack on and require little to no preparation. Baby carrots today are a breed apart from the original product, which were peeled and reshaped from broken or misshapen larger carrots. California carrot farmer Mike Yurosek was the entrepreneur in the 1980s who reshaped the way you think about carrots.1 As Yurosek’s method of peeling and reshaping has evolved over the years, the popularity of the product has grown. Today, farmers produce hybrid carrots designed to meet the needs of the consumer who wants a fresh out-of-the-bag snack without the hassle of peeling and cleaning. But, does all that convenience come at a price?Do Small Size Carrots Have Full Size Nutrients? Baby carrots appeal to many, as they both taste good and deliver an
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