Carrots

More Than an Aid to Night Vision!

This week’s tip is about the benefits of adding carrots to your diet.

Carrots are meant to help you see in the dark, but doctors now say they can reduce the risk of heart disease and could prevent cancer, too.
Carrots, sweet potatoes and pumpkins are rich in carotenoids, particularly alpha-carotene.

Alpha-carotene is also found in broccoli, spinach and green beans.
Research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found people with higher alpha-carotene levels in their blood had a lower risk of dying from heart disease or cancer.

Alpha-carotene is similar to betacarotene but may be more effective at limiting the growth of some cancer cells.

So why not try adding some carrots or broccoli to your daily diet as an internal insurance policy.
Emma Driskell-Fitness Professional @ Bexley

Picture courtesy of “Free Digital Photos” Photo by Simon Howden

28/04/2011