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And Now For The Science Bit!

Carrots have always been and will probably always be my favourite vegetable! Something I read recently pointed to the fact that carrots Beta-carotene levels were not reduced during the cooking process which is great news as roast carrot is one of my favourite dishes! Here's just 4 reasons to EAT CARROTS!

  1. They contain lung-healing, immune boosting, beta carotene.
  2. One carrot a day will increase the beta-carotene levels in the body.
  3. Carrots can regulate blood sugar.
  4. And if in fact YOU are a LADY Carrot's can help increase menstrual flow.


Now cabbage would have been a completely no go area when I was a kid and I would avoid it like the plague, partly due to I think the memories of the horrible smell coming from the boiled version! However now that I'm just that little bit older, wiser, and slightly more well read, I can say that Cabbage truly is one of the greatest super foods and here's why:

  1. Cabbage has a nitrogenous compound known as indoles, and indoles can according to recent research lower the risk of cancer.
  2. Cabbage has an extremely high level of Vitamin C, chlorophyll, and Vitamins A, E and B.
  3. It speeds ulcer healing and improves digestive health.
  4. It is rich in antibacterial sulphur compounds which fight infection.
  5. And on top of all that It's soooo low in calories! So dig in!
Oregano The Super Herb!
Ever since I visited Turkey on a family holiday a few years ago I have been in love with this herb! It's seems to be a staple part of the Turkish diet and most dishes came covered in it. Not that I'm complaining! The rich aromatic Mediterranean flavour can really enhance a tomato sauce or a meat marinade. Not only does it taste great it is one of the best herbs to use in terms of antioxidant properties. HERE ARE 3 REASONS TO ADD IT TO YOUR NEXT DISH!
  1. In a recent study Oregano had 3 to 20 times higher antioxidant activity than the other herbs studied.
  2. Oregano is a great source of fibre.
  3. A balanced diet with herbs such as Oregano can have huge beneficial health effects.

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