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Naturally Sweet Treats

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"I don't eat carrots because they are too high in sugar". Have you ever heard this statement? Or perhaps you've made this claim! While some vegetables like carrots, beets, and potatoes do contain more carbohydrates (being high on the glycemic index scale) then other more water-dense vegetables (celery, lettuce, peppers for example), the pros far outweigh the cons in this comparison.

Hearty root vegetables contain health benefits along with their rich, fulfilling carbohydrate complex:

✔ Carrots are excellent sources of beta-carotene, essential for eye health
✔ Beets are full of fibre and folate
✔ Potatoes contain vitamin C

Blend these delicious root vegetables with high protein choices like lean meats and fish and their high-density carbohydrate content is balanced out.

Next time you're worried about the sugar content of a food, think about the nutrients packed into these products of Mother Nature. If it's a toss up between eating your carrots or your cake, trust that the sugar in the carrots comes with far more health sustaining properties than that piece of cake!

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