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Factoid Friday: Carrots

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  • Whole organic carrots with the peel on are one of the healthiest foods one can consume and a good source of fiber.
  • Dr. Christiane Northrup says in her Menopause book, The Wisdom of Menopause, that eating 5 whole organic carrots per week can reduce your risks of cancer by about 50%.
  • Cocktail carrots are created by taking the damaged, crooked, broken carrots at harvest, and lathing them down into the happy, little shape we see in the bag or at weddings.
  • Ever notice that your cocktail carrots are getting a white powdery substance on the outside? This is the chlorine that they were dipped in coming up to the surface.
  • We know that chlorine is a carcinogen.
  • Although we know that dogs cannot digest carrots, they make a sweet treat when training and help to get the tartar off their teeth and get rid of “doggie breath”.

2 Responses to “Factoid Friday: Carrots”

  1. Cath Lawson Says:

    Hi Patricia – this is definitely a good case for eating carrots at home but not at parties.

    By the way, you didn’t tell me you were feeling so poorly. I saw you mention it on another blog – I think it was Barbara’s. You should be getting yourself a good rest.

  2. Patricia Says:

    Cath,
    Thank you for your comments today…I sure do appreciate them, and I have lost the name of the book about launching a blog – I will have to look that up again on your fabulous blog site…

    Yes, I did not find enough fruit or fresh food when away and there was a very ill baby on the plane home from Hawaii and within hours I was ill…it is now a huge case of pneumonia so I am not doing much of anything except coughing these days…and taking an antibiotic….rest is about all I can do as sleep is not happening.

    Thank you for your concerns…