What Was In The Glass?
Bright Orange Liquid
I was young, nine years old, and sat in a classroom staring at my teacher's desk. From her thermos she would pour a bright orange liquid, and I would stare in wonder. I found myself obsessing about what she was drinking. I should have been working in my workbook, but I would watch her every time she went to take a drink. What was in this glass and why did she drink it every day? I asked all my friends what they thought our teacher was drinking, but nobody seemed to care except me. It was bright orange and she would sip it slowly. It was such a pretty color and I wanted to know!
Finally, one day I asked her what she was drinking and why she drank it every day. She said, "It's carrot juice and it's improved my eyesight a lot, so I make sure I drink it every day." I was wowed by this and wondered why everybody didn't know this! So I told everybody that carrot juice improved your eyesight. But not everybody wanted to listen to a nine-year old girl talk about carrot juice. I think the things that most interest and excite us are signs, clues, and guidance to something important for us to follow up on. How food affects our health was always trying to get my attention and from a very early age. It's cool to look back on my life and see all the signs along the way.
Food is powerful medicine, this I know for sure
Eyesight and Carrots
My web manager, Chris, also expressed to me how his eyesight improved when he started drinking lots of carrot juice. After a month of drinking 20 ounces a day, the optometrist told him his eyesight had improved.
Researchers at the Jules Stein Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles found that women who consume carrots at least twice per week - compared to women who consume carrots less than once per week - have significantly lower rates of glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve often associated with excessive pressure inside the eye).
Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it but taste it? You can taste the beauty and energy of the earth in every bite.
Cardiovascular Benefits Of Carrots
Given the fact that carrots are rich in antioxidants, there are numerous research studies showing the cardiovascular benefits of carrots. Our cardiovascular system, and especially our arteries, is responsible for carrying highly oxygenated blood throughout the body, which needs constant protection from antioxidant damage. Carrots are fabulous for supplying our body with a rich supply of antioxidants.
I think carrots are something special and that we should include them in our diets as much as possible. I love the flavor of fresh carrots. Nothing shouts, "Get back to your roots!" quite like carrots. I have many recipes with carrots and a carrot kombucha recipe which is pretty spectacular. Have carrots whenever you can, and in as many ways as you can - you never know when a little nine-year-old girl may be watching. You might just help plant a seed that could later change her life.
Cultured Carrot Cake in a Jar
I have glass jars everywhere in my house, and I have lots of cultured foods in many of them. I'm always looking for new recipes and jars to make my cultured foods in. I have an unusual recipe with carrots that combines apples and carrots in my favorite jar that looks like a pot.
This carrot recipe is a family favorite, created by my daughter Maci. I love to make it in the springtime around Easter. I think carrots taste and smell like spring and this recipe will knock your socks off!! It's not like any of my other cultured veggie recipes and it really does taste like carrot cake. If you have picky eaters in your house, you need to try this one on them - it's crazy good! The combination of apples, dates, carrots, cinnamon, cloves, walnuts, and a splash of vanilla is heavenly. Not only does it taste spectacular, but the health benefits are something you'll want to know about. Carrots are powerful food - like medicine - and I can think of no better way to consume them than to culture them! You'll love this recipe. Its uniqueness will make it a springtime favorite.
Check out this video that shows just how bubbly Carrot Kombucha can be!
I think carrots are something special and that we should include them in our diets as much as possible. I love the flavor of fresh carrots. Nothing shouts, "Get back to your roots!" quite like carrots. I have many recipes with carrots and one new carrot kombucha recipe that is pretty spectacular. Have carrots whenever you can, and in as many ways as you can - you never know when a little nine-year old girl may be watching. You might just help plant a seed that could later change her life.
Check out our Carrot Kombucha recipe and a few other carrot recipes.
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I think carrots are something special and that we should include them in our diets as much as possible. I love the flavor of fresh carrots. Nothing shouts, "Get back to your roots!" quite like carrots. I have many recipes with cultured carrots and a carrot kombucha recipe which is pretty spectacular. Check out the podcast for 19 cultured carrot recipes!
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