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This Munching Monday is dedicated to carrots, some of
nature’s most decadent candy. Available throughout the year in most locations,
this root vegetable, usually orange in color, though purple, white, red, and
yellow varieties exist, is packed with beta carotene, which is converted to
Vitamin A in the body, and rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and
antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory and promote alkalinity. Though the root
is most commonly consumed, the green tops are not to be ignored or discarded
(they contain Vitamin K not found in the root) and are delicious as a juicing
Once you’ve moved away from the Standard American Diet, with
a clean and clear palate, carrots have such a wonderfully sweet taste that is
to be craved just as one would crave dessert after a meal. I like to wash a few
large organic carrots, cut them into pieces and eat them out of a bowl as a
snack in between lunch or dinner, and the truth is, I so look forward to this
tasty treat that I often fantasize about my orange-hued snack long before I
feel the beginning pangs of hunger.
Clean up your diet and enjoy the crisp, candied taste that
could only be a gift from Mother Nature herself and bask in the health benefits
that come from something so naturally sweet it could almost be naughty.