Friday, March 26, 2010

Colored Carrots

This lunch isn't that exciting except that it has colored carrots in it! Red chile quesadillas, peaches and colored carrots. These carrots not only look beautiful but each carrot has it's own unique healthy feature. For example yellow carrots contain xanthophylls, a substance that supports vision and lowers lung cancer risks. Red carrots contain lycopene, which helps prevent heart disease and some cancers. Purple carrots contain anthocyanins, pigments that act as powerful antioxidants to neutralize harmful free radicals. White carrots lack pigment, but may contain other health-promoting phytochemicals. So now you know. Stores around here carry these carrots every couple of weeks so they really are a treat.

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