Carrot Soup for Winter Health
Carrots are low in calories and good for your body, but you don't have to eat them raw to get the dietary benefits!
Bioavailability of beta-carotene is lower in raw than in processed carrots.
- Rock, Lovalvo et al., The Journal of Nutrition
In other words, eating your carrots cooked and pureed can actually help your body to make the most of the available nutrients. The key nutrient in carrots is beta-carotene, which your body uses to produce Vitamin A -- good for your eyes, skin and immune system.
So put down those raw carrot sticks, stop thinking "rabbit food" and start thinking tasty hot soup that keeps sniffles at bay. Make your own soup at home to avoid unhealthy additives, adding a tiny dash of olive oil and a pinch of coriander for healthful flavor.
By Sophie Lizard