After discovering baked chickpeas and baked kale chips, I decided to see what other goodies I could bake. So I decided to try carrots.
- couple of long carrots, chopped thinly into dime sized slices
- splash of olive oil
- dash of seasoning (I used salt and pepper since I wasn’t sure how these would come out I wanted to play it safe the first time)
1) preheat oven to 350 degrees f. rinse your carrots and cut into thin slices.
- carrots are high in vitamins a and k and also a great source of fiber. I also have a post about fiber. It can be found at the bottom of my post about whole grains. Recent research has found a new group of phytonutrients in carrots called polyacetylenes. The most important ones in carrots are falcarinol and flacarindiol. Several studies have shown these phytonutrients to inhibit the growth of colon cancer cells. Not only can the phytonutrients in carrots help prevent oxidative damage in our bodies but may also help prevent oxidative damage to the carrot polyacetylenes.
- olive oil is a great source of monounsaturated fats, like oleic acid which is an omega 9 fatty acid. Diets low in monounsaturated fats can help decrease total blood cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and LDL:HDL ratio. Olive oil also has been shown to have ant-inflammatory compounds (poly phenols), cardiovascular benefits, digestive health benefits, bone health benefits, cognitive benefits, and anti-cancer benefits.
- black pepper is a relatively good source of manganese (antioxidant). Has also been shown to be beneficial in improving digestion and promoting intestinal health.
- salt is composed of sodium (about 40%) and iodine (about 60%). Iodine is an important mineral for the body. A lack of iodine in the diet can cause goiter, enlarged thyroid gland. However, most people get plenty of salt in their diet and fortunately iodine can also be found in yogurt, milk, eggs, strawberries, and cheese.
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