In addition to building strong bones and a healthy nervous system, carrots contain a component called falcarinol that can kick start cancer-fighting mechanisms in your body. Another study showed that women who consumed a quarter-cup of carrots daily significantly lowered their risk for cardiovascular disease.
It’s believed that cooking carrots helps give their antioxidant levels a boost. Brush carrots with olive oil and bake them for 20 minutes at 200 degrees for a healthy and tasty side dish tonight!
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