Be honest. We won’t tell your favorite produce worker.
Carrots may seem like a real bore for some kids, but our parents sure liked them. In fact, they continuously reminded us that we’d “thank them some day.”
Boy, were they right.
Fast-forward to adulthood, and we simply can’t get enough of these orange-colored wonders. In fact, we love them. We eat them as snacks, in our favorite crockpot dishes, and even in between meetings at work.
That’s because we now know that carrots are one of the healthiest foods we can eat. Not only are they low in calories, but they also can make a quick side dish for just about any meal. And they’re great lunch box stuffers for the little ones (who probably complain just like we did).
In case you’ve lost your “carrotude,” we’re going to give you a quick refresher. Here are seven amazing health benefits of carrots.
- Carrots are a great source of vitamin A.
Did you know that just a half a cup of raw carrots provides 184 percent of the daily allowance of vitamin A? That’s a hefty amount.
Vitamin A is a necessary nutrient when it comes to health. A fat-soluble vitamin, the body can store it in the liver. This differs from water-soluble vitamins, like vitamin C, that the body can’t store. This means the nutritional benefits of carrots can last for a while.