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Daily Food for Perfect Skin: Carrots

Everyone knows carrots are good for our eyes, but do you know that they are good for our skin too? They are an excellent source of vitamin A, a required nutrient for healthy skin. They also contain high levels of antioxidants, which prevent free radical damage of skin cells. Carrots are also a superior source of fiber, biotin, vitamin (K, C and B6), potassium and thiamine.Carrots are also an excellent source of carotenoids that help protect against skin cancer by reducing the development of skin-cancer cells. Prolonged exposure to UV rays will result in the decrease of B-carotene, which can increase the risk of skin cancer.

Cooked carrots supply more antioxidants than raw. If you’re cooking carrots, leave them whole while steaming or boiling, and cut them after they’re done. That reduces the loss of nutrients, including falcarinol, and gives them a sweeter taste as well.DIY – Honey Glazed Carrots

–  450 grams of ready to eat baby carrots– 2 tablespoons of honey– 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Directions1. Place carrots in a saucepan (filled with 1 inch of water). 2. Heat to boiling and reduce to low heat. Cover and simmer for 10 to 15 mins or until tender. Drain well.3. Add honey and butter. Cook and stir fry until butter is melted and carrots are glazed. Serve immediately.

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