Tag Archives: beta carotene

Food of the Week: Carrots

12 Jul

Carrots are rich in carotenoids, vitamins B1, B3, B6, C, E, K biotin, folate, calcium, magnesium zinc, potassium and fiber. Beta-carotene, a carotenoid found in carrots, has been found to reduce some cancer rates, by 50%.

Carrots are important for eye health. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two carotenoids that protect the eyes from macular degeneration and cataracts.

Carrots have also been found to reduce high cholesterol levels as well. Eating two carrots a day can help reduce your cholesterol levels.

I love to have my carrots raw, I use them in salads and they are also great for juicing. If juicing, remember not to use a lot of them, specially if the juicing method you are using is removing the fiber, because this increases the glucose concentration.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Food of the Week: Goji Berries

16 Mar

Goji Berries have been used in China and Tibet for hundreds of years. Outside of these countries they are only available in their dried state. They are rich in vitamins B, C, E, beta carotene, folate, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, fiber and omega 3 and 6.

Goji berries have phytochemicals that enhance immunity, have antileukemia and anticancer properties as well as protection from atherosclerosis and diabetes.

I love to eat them by mixing them with cashew nuts or almonds.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!