Jun 29, 2013

Healthy Homemade Carrot Cake (And the Benefits of Eating Carrots!)


 Carrots have surprising health benefits, as well as some pretty nice beauty benefits for us too. And while there are many ways to include carrots as part of a healthy diet, one of tastiest is in a yummy healthier carrot cake recipe. (I am talking once in a while, of course.)



Photo: Diethood.com





One of my favorite healthy snacks to make for the family is a plate of baby carrots with Ranch dressing. 

Easy peasy and everyone loves it.

I have to confess though, that my favorite way to eat carrots is in a cake.  Carrot cake. Ah, my weakness.

Okay, so eating carrot cake may not be the healthiest way to eat carrots. The good news is that there are definitely ways to make carrot cake healthier. Like this healthy Homemade Carrot Cake made with almond flour from Diethood. 

But before you go get that recipe, check out these reminders of why carrots are an important part of a healthy diet.

Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Carrots 



Studies suggest that the alpha-carotene in carrots helps fight plaque build-up in arteries in the brain. Clear arteries mean blood flows cleaner, and stroke risk is reduced.

Women who eat at least five carrots a week are 68% less likely to suffer a stroke than women who eat carrots only once a month, according to the research.

{Yep, go ahead and grab a carrot from your refrigerator now. I'll wait.}

Carrots contain Vitamins A, B, C, and E. They are an excellent source of soluble fiber, and are low in calories and sodium. And the carotene in carrots helps lower the risk of heart disease.

These sweet crunchy veggies are good for your teeth and skin because the Vitamin A in carrots helps protect your skin and face from sun damage, including wrinkles, and dryness.

Carrots have also been shown to help fight lung, breast, and colon cancer.

And yes, carrots really are good for your eyes! 

So now you can find a healthy carrot cake recipe, like the one I mentioned above,  (because there really are ways to make this yummy dessert a little healthier) and feel less guilty eating it!


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