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.
What was in the glass?
Bright Orange Liquid
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 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
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).
Cardiovascular Benefits of Carrots
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 many ways, 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.