Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., has created one of the most vital books on the health of your family you will ever find, The 150 Healthiest Food on Earth. The lavishly illustrated, 358-page weighty tome gives you more vital information on foods that can keep your family healthy than any other publication I have ever come across. And I am always on the look out. I have given the book to family members and often advise it for others. My goal here is pass on ideas that perhaps you did not previously know about.
Carrots: Jonny starts out with the view that recent human studies have indicated that as little as one carrot a day could possibly cut the rate of lung cancer in half. Johnny advises that cooking carrots slightly changes the nutritional content and makes some of the nutrients more bioavailable. Diabetics, however, may be an exception on the carrots front due to carrots high glycemic index. Finally, carrots are a great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two cartenoids that, when working together, have shown promise in protecting the eyes and helping to prevent macular degeneration and cataracts.