Introducing my current veggie fixation…these beautiful rainbow carrots – each colour providing different health benefits to my body:
Orange = high levels of beta carotene, a precursor to Vitamin A.
Purple = beta carotene and anthocyanins that can yield twice the antioxidant power of vitamin C!
Yellow = Xanthophykks and lutein which have both been linked to cancer prevention and improved eye health.
White = health-supportive nutrients housed in its healthy fibre.
Red = beta-carotene and Lycopene which is linked lowering the risk of prostate cancer.
And the best way to eat them if you can’t digest them in their raw form?
- Give them a good scrub, with the skin ON - more nutrients this way!
- Mix them together with a 'glug' of extra virgin olive oil + a sprinkle of iodised sea salt for added goodness!
- Pop them on a lined baking tray and roast for about 10 - 15 mins in an oven at 200C/400F.
- Remove and devour 'as is' or as a side to your main meal