Bugs was a smart bunny. How many times have we seen him stroll by and casually seek out medical advice in the form of his tried and true question, “what’s up Doc?”
He obviously already knew the answer to his query because, if you’ll take note, he was almost always munching on a carrot while asking the question.
So, I’m surmising that he was already aware of the health benefits to be gained by consuming those orange goodies!
And, indeed, the health benefits gained by adding carrots to your diet are many.
We’ll start with the one you’ve heard most frequently--carrots are good for your vision. This is true, because they are an excellent source of Vitamin A and lutein, antioxidants that help protect eyesight as well as the health of our skin. Carrots are also believed to be helpful in preventing the onset of glaucoma.
A great source of fiber in our diet, carrots help to regulate blood sugar and give a good sense of fullness in the tummy without adding a lot of calories.
Each cup of raw carrots contains only about fifty calories.
The Vitamin C and Vitamin A found in carrots help support the immune system, while the beta carotene and other antioxidants help to combat free radicals that can lead to undesirable health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cognitive decline.
Carrots are also a good source of calcium, potassium, and iron.
Raw carrots are readily available in the produce section of most grocery stores, and usually are offered in different forms such as shredded or sliced (like carrot chips), or the little baby carrots which are great for dipping.
And since this website loves to promote gardening, let’s just mention that carrots are among the easiest of foods to grow from seed right in your own backyard garden.
Just remember to be on the lookout for Bugs and his buddies who might stroll by at any time looking to sample a few of these delicious and healthy treats. After all, he knows what’s up--the unquestionable goodness of carrots!