Fact 1. Carrots contain Betacarotene.
Fact 2. Betacarotene is a wonderful source of antioxidants.
Fact 3. Antioxidants are your cell's protectors.
So why do your cells need protecting?
In super simple words - oxidation in our body's causes free radicals to be produced, which in turn, can cause damage to our cells. An overload of these free radicals has been linked to ageing and disease - something I'm quite sure no one wants - and oxidation is accelerated by stress, smoking, alcohol, over-exercise, medication and pollution.
So now do you get why we need antioxidants?
Fact 4. One way to get antioxidants into our body's is by consuming Betacarotene.
Fact 5. What better way to get Betacarotene, than by eating carrots!
Get where I'm going . . .
Simple Roasted Carrots
1-2 bunches of baby heirloom carrots, washed and trimmed | olive oil | himalayan salt | 2 tsp dried thyme | 1 tsp garlic powder (or 1 clove of crushed garlic)
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
Lay your carrots flat in a roasting pan or tray and drizzle over some olive oil and sprinkle on a good pinch of salt, the dried thyme and garlic. Bake in the oven for approx. 25-30 minutes, until the carrots are cooked and golden.
Eat straight away, or feel free to store in the fridge and chop cold into various meals, like a salad.