With the winter season fast approaching, the flu season is also getting nearer. During the winter months, it is quite normal and frequent to get a bit of a cold, but this winter you can get help from delicious and nutritious carrots.
Carrots have expectorant and antioxidant properties that can help fight off colds and the flu. A homemade carrot syrup works wonders in reducing the symptoms of coughing, by cleaning the airways and calming irritation. To make carrot syrup you only need to chop a carrot into bitesize pieces, cover it in 1 or 2 tablespoons of sugar (depending on the size of the carrot you use) and leave it overnight in the fridge. It will be ready the next day. You can also jazz it up and add 1 tablespoon of honey.
Carrots are very beneficial to our health. Some of these benefits include:
- Improved vision: ‘They are good for the eyes’ is something we hear often, and it is true. Studies have found that carrots help to prevent degeneration in the eyes.
- Anti-aging: carrots have high levels of beta-carotene which act as an antioxidant and helps slow down the ageing of cells.
- Good for your skin: These antioxidants also protect the skin from sun damage, preventing wrinkling, dry skin, pigmentation, and blemishes.
- Healthier teeth and gums: the crunchiness of the carrots help clean your teeth and mouth. The minerals in carrots can also prevent tooth damage.
Carrots are a very versatile vegetable as well, making them easy to use in all sorts of recipes, from soups to stews, and even salads. They are delicious, can be consumed both cooked and raw, and add a nice bit of colour to meals.
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