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  • Want Skin that Glows? Eat More Carrots!

    Carrots for glowing skin

    By Christie Fischer

    Oh the humble carrot.

    A veggie that as a child one is usually not such a fan of. I know I wasn’t. But then mum always cooked them.

    Give me a RAW carrot – I’ll take the whole bag thanks!

    Carrots Pack A Punch!

    These babies are so full of goodness; and the 3 most important ones being:

    • beta-carotene
    • alpha carotene
    • and phyto-chemicals

    Beta-carotene is an anti-oxidant that gets converted into vitamin A once inside the body, and then it starts doing magical things; I’ll touch on more shortly.

    Alpha-carotene (another carotenoid) helps in inhibiting processes that may lead to tumor growth.

    And phyto-chemicals help keep you beautiful by hindering the aging process, and also contain antiviral and antibacterial properties.

    Carrots For Eczema?

    Back to Vitamin A – this pocket-rocket assists the liver in flushing toxins out of your body.

    And a toxic overload inside will lead to a toxic overload outside.

    You following?

    I’m talking about not-so-pretty-skin.

    Like eczema. Do you know anyone with eczema? Carrots and carrot juice do wonders for anyone suffering from eczema.

    Why? Because of the Vitamin A.

    It’s flushing out those nasty toxins

    It is also essential for the maintenance and healing of your skin – well your epithelial tissues to be precise – and your skin is the biggest area of epithelial tissue you’ve got!

    But if you want to try something really cool:

    • Grate a few carrots and apply them to the affected area of skin.
    • Leave it for 10-20minutes, then wash it off.

    Instant relief!

    Health Benefits of Carrots

    As carrots are so good at cleansing from the inside out, can you imagine what these beauties are doing for the rest of our system as a result?

    • They’re helping to strengthen your immune system.
    • They keep your skin, lungs and intestinal tract in order, and promote healthy cell growth.
    • The anti-oxidants and phyto-chemicals protect, nourish and moisturize your skin so you sparkle all day long.

    Carrots for good skinAnd on top of all that, they’ll make you smile and keep that spring in your step!

    So eat up!

    Or drink up!

    Whichever you prefer 😉

    Do you need anymore reasons to start getting these babies into your system?  Vitamins, healthy skin, immunity… I’m itching for a juice right now!

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    8 Responses to “Want Skin that Glows? Eat More Carrots!”

    1. By Doll on Apr 11, 2011

      This makes me want to get my juicer out again!! I’m not good at eating raw carrots but I do like carrot juice!


      Reply by Christie on April 14th, 2011

      Yes Doll, carrot juice does wonders and tastes so good! Grab that juicer out and enjoy!


    2. By althea on Apr 13, 2011

      I’m ready to rub carrots all over my face :-)!


      Reply by Christie on April 14th, 2011

      Awesome! Let me know how you go girl :)


    3. By Kate on Apr 14, 2011

      I can vouch for Miss Christie, sitting next to her and she is positively glowing!! :)


      Reply by Christie on April 17th, 2011

      Thanks Kate :)


    4. By maya on Apr 15, 2011

      i’m just about to grab me a carrot NOW!


      Reply by Christie on April 17th, 2011

      Enjoy the crunchy goodness Maya :)


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