Carrot Care: why you want to eat more carrots
Rabbits love carrots, and so do we! Carrots are delicious, crunchy and very healthy. Want to know why carrots are super healthy? Well, sit tight, grab a carrot and read on.
1. Great for your eyes
It’s probably not an eye-opener that carrots are good for your eyes. Carrots contain beta-carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A. This vitamin is important for the functioning of your eyes and contributes to better vision. Part of the vitamin A is converted into rhodopsin, a substance that helps you see better at night. That’s why carrots help prevent blindness and low vision at a later age. *crunch crunch*
2. Carrot Care
Carrots do not only take good care of your eyes, but they also contribute to healthy, radiant skin. Did you know that vitamin A helps to protect your skin from the sun? In addition, vitamin C and phosphorus ensure that your skin remains young and healthy. How? vitamin C contributes to collagen formation which supports skin strength. Who needs expensive beauty cremes when you can enjoy your crunchy carrot snack?
3. Packed with fibre
Fibre is very important for your bowel movements, your digestion, and it can reduce the risk of all kinds of diseases. You already saw this one coming: carrots are packed with fibre. 100 grams of carrots (approximately 5 carrots) contain 2.8 grams of fibre.
4. Endless possibilities
You can enjoy this orange vegetable in so many ways! You can make carrot cake, squeeze a delicious carrot juice, whip it in hummus, make crispy chips or turn it into a healthy puree. And of course, you can also make ice creams from carrots…
5. The perfect snack
Carrots are your new perfect snack. They are deliciously crunchy and contain few calories. Carrots are great on-the-go-snacks and are available all year round. What’s not to like? We take another bite.
Oh – by the way – we don’t want to keep this a secret… Did you know that carrots can actually make your skin a bit orange? Unlike vitamin C, your body can’t lose excess vitamin A via your urine. Vitamin A is stored in your fat tissue, resulting in an orange-coloured skin. No need to panic: you have to eat a lot of carrots to notice any effect.