It helps the body to maintain the health of the connective tissue, teeth and gums. Its antioxidant properties help the body protect itself from diseases and cancers, collecting harmful free radicals
This root vegetable contains a solid amount of B vitamins, such as folic acid, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, pantothenic acid, etc. These substances are important because they function as cofactors of enzymes in metabolic processes in the body.
Carrots also contain a healthy amount of minerals, including copper, calcium, potassium, manganese and phosphorus.
Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids and helps controlling the rhythm of the heart, by neutralising the effects of sodium. The body uses manganese as a cofactor for the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase.
Our suggestion: carrot juice
Surprise your partner and prepare the following fresh recipe for two.
- 8 carrots, peeled and diced
- 4 green apples, chopped into pieces
- Some fresh ginger
Put the ingredients in a juicer (if you do not have one you can also use a blender) and consume the juice right after you prepare it.