Tired of your usual veggies? Let's make something sweet out of something crunchy! You'll often hear the statement, “Eat your carrots so you'll have good eyesight!” - that's not the only nutritional benefit!
There are several health benefits that can be derived from carrots, including:
A healthy immune system: Vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K, along with antioxidants help improve the functioning immune system and prevents DNA mutations as we age.
Cardiovascular Health: Carrots have strong cholesterol lowing capabilities, by helping to encourage access bile to leave the body at higher rates than usual. Lowering cholesterol is highly important, especially for people who have a family history of heart disease, so don't forget to add carrots to your next meal.
Weight loss: Carrots contain great amounts of fiber that is crucial to the digestion process because the body's system simply cannot expel waste materials without it. A lack of fiber in the diet can lead to constipation and even hemorrhoids, which can be severely painful, so an intake of carrots is necessary to prevent it from happening. The fiber in carrots adds bulk to the body's waste material and helps it pass through the system with ease.
Skin benefits: Some vitamins and minerals within carrots help promote healthy skin and prevent the breakdown of body tissues. A strong immune system also contributes to a healthy look overall. With vitamin A and C, it helps keep the skin's glow and protects it from the harmful UV rays the sun gives off. Carrots also hold anti—aging properties that allow for collagen growth and skin regeneration!
Don't believe us? Try out this recipe and let us know what you think!
To make vegan: Replace egg with a flax egg by combining 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal and 3 tablespoons of water. Leave off cream cheese frosting and instead sprinkle tops with cinnamon and coarse sugar.
To make gluten free: Replace egg with a flax egg by combining 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal and 3 tablespoons of water. Leave off cream cheese frosting and instead sprinkle tops with cinnamon and coarse sugar.
Important notes about nutrition: The nutrition information provided includes everything except raisins and shredded coconut. If you add both, your muffins will be around 200 calories of good nutrition.