Food Focus: Carrots

Food Focus: Carrots

Food Focus: Carrots

Carrots were initially grown as medicine, not food. Now, you can find carrots in the center of summer and fall dishes alike.

This sweet, fibrous root vegetable can come in a rainbow of colors, though orange is the most popular.

Carrots contain large amounts of

  • Beta Carotene: Our bodies convert this into vitamin A, which promotes vision health and helps with hair growth and immune function
  • Biotin: Which is proven to help metabolize fat and protein
  • Potassium: This mineral can help regulate blood pressure

Carrot sensitivities are not uncommon. If you have a sensitivity to birch pollen or mugwort pollen, you might react to carrots.

  • Mouth itching or tingling
  • Swelling of the throat
  • Sneezing
  • Congestion

Reintroduction Tip: We have found that members may react differently to raw and cooked carrots. While raw carrots are rarely associated with weight gain, the increased availability of natural sugars in cooked carrots can potentially lead to weight gain. If you enjoy both raw and cooked carrots, it's advisable to try them on separate days to monitor any potential reactions.

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Endless Options

Carrots can be added to a salad or a steamed veggie medley.

For a savory option, try oven-roasting carrots with garlic and liquid aminos.

If you crave something sweet, try a drizzle of honey with a splash of freshly squeezed orange juice.

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