Do you like carrots? They can be very beneficial for your health, but remember if you don’t buy them organic, you may be exposed to high level of pesticides.
Try the anti-aging recipe below with carrots and other detox foods that can help you feel and look fabulous.
The bright orange color of carrots signifies their high beta and alpha-carotene levels which we need to rejuvenate our skin and other organs. A new discovered chemical in carrots called falcarinol has been shown to have strong skin-protecting antioxidant activity. The fiber in carrots, pectin, detoxifies heavy metals and other aging toxins. Carrots are also a source of the flavonoid rutin, which helps prevent unsightly varicose veins, high blood pressure and heart disease.
The detox herb Cilantro helps in the chelation of heavy metals, and detox spice Cumin contains oils that are effective in helping to detoxify the liver and aid digestion.
Carrot Pate Detox Recipe with Anti-Aging Vegetables, Herbs Spices
- 8 medium carrots, thickly sliced (organic)
2 tbsp cumin seeds, toasted and ground
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
¾ cup crumbled, drained feta cheese
1 small bunch of fresh cilantro for garnishing
salt and pepper to taste
Put the carrots in the oven proof dish, pour over the oil, and cover the dish with foil. Bake the carrots in a preheated oven( 400 degrees) for about 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat a dry, heavy-bottom skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cumin seeds and cook for 3- 4 minutes, tossing the seeds frequently until lightly toasted and fragrant. Let cool, then grind.
Toss in the ground cumin seeds and bake for additional 15 minutes, or until tender.
You can mash the carrots with the oil in a dish, or process in a blender or food processor. Scatter the crumbled feta cheese over the top and garnish with the cilantro. (adopted from 100 Foods to Stay Young).
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©Irina Wardas, HHC
Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Coach and Counselor