Most red, yellow or orange vegetables and fruits are spiked with carotenoids-fat-soluble compounds that are associated with a reduction in a wide range of cancers, as well as reduced risk and severity of inflammatory conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis- but none are as easy to prepare, or have as low a caloric density, as carrots. Aim for 1/2 a cup a day.
Substitues: Sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, yellow bell pepper, mango
Fit It In: Raw baby carrots, sliced raw yellow pepper, butternut squash soup, baked sweet potato, pumpkin pie, mango sorbet, carrot cake
Baked Sweet Potato Fries Scrub
Dry 2 Sweet Potatoes. Cut each into 8 slices and then toss with olive oil and paprika. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Turn and bake for 10 minutes more.