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Tips on how to consume carrots for optimal health benefits | The Indian Express

Tips on how to consume carrots for optimal health benefits

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Carrots contain approximately 10% carbohydrates and 2% dietary fibre. They are rich in vitamin A, among other minerals.

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Depending on how they are processed and heated, carrots have a glycemic index that varies from 16 to 60.

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Carrots should be roughly chopped or bit into instead of grating or carefully chopping, as this promotes beta-carotene oxidation.

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Because vitamin A is fat-soluble, sautéing carrots in oil lowers beta-carotene oxidation and improves absorption.

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Eating carrots with their skin increases the amount of fibre you get each day.

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Carrots maintain their health benefits throughout the winter when stored properly in the refrigerator.

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In the case of patients with diabetes, care should be taken not to overcook or over-process the carrots to keep the glycemic index low.

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When juicing carrots, avoid straining the juice to conserve the fibre and prevent an increase in glycemic index.

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Gajar halwa should be consumed in moderation.

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