Vegetables. They’re good for you! Eat ’em up. You’ll feel the benefit. Shorter term and longer term. Things like carrots. We love carrots. But there are some things you need to know about them. Specifically baby carrots. They’re not as healthy as you may think…
Proper carrots? Real ones? Great. We’re talking the long ones here. Eat those – they’ve have Vitamin A, K and C, as well as carotene and all sorts of good stuff in them. But the smaller ‘baby’ versions? AVOID! Why? Well, they’re are a few reasons.
Are baby carrots bad for you? Well, they might just be. How come? Well, they’re often bleached in chlorine because they hit the stores. Why? Well, the mini carrots are giving bleach baths to rid them of the bacteria that can grow on them after contact with the machines that process them.
Why are they processed? Well, baby carrots aren’t really just ‘little’ carrots. They’re big carrots whittled down and shaped. By big metal machines. The wastage is pointless. The processing unnecessary. They lose nutrition from the peel and tops too.
Here’s a little more on just why baby carrots aren’t all they’re cracked up to be and why you should leave them on the shelf. Just pick up good ol’ fashioned carrots instead!