Peanut butter Baked Special
The Value of Carrots and Nuts
Many people around the world are searching for a better way in life. A better diet and a healthier lifestyle. In a diet pattern, food requires education of our taste buds. A therapeutic diet free from saturated fats and highly refined foods will help to improve a person's health and may even treat an illness. When it comes to a healthy way of eating that's number 1 in my diet. I have been a vegan for over 35 years and I thank God for guiding me each step of the way.
Fibre Is very important in our diet because it makes food pass quickly through your body. It can only be found in legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Having fibre in the large intestine is vital, it attracts and binds water from the large intestine which helps your stool to be soft and not small and hard, as a result it passes quickly through the colon.
A low fibre diet may cause cancer of the colon, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and many other disease. To be sure that you are getting enough fibre in your diet eat a good variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains daily. AccordIng to research, a cup of raw shredded carrots provides 31,000 units of vitamin A and baked carrots provides 38,00 unit of vitamin A. Carrots help to prevent infections of all types especially the eyes, throat, and respiratory tracts. Carrot juice is great for night blindness just 1 glass a day for at least 10 to 14 days will help to improve your eyes From night blindness.
My favourite nuts are almond and Brazil nuts. Nuts are rich and very nutritious they also vary in value. I love Almond nuts they are rich in calcium therefore great for teeth and bones also a great body builder. Magnesium which is found in nuts is also a natural antidote for stress. Be sure to get peanut butter that are low in salt, fat and sugar if possible.
peanut butter & Carrot
- 2 1/3 c Peanut butter
- 2t Onion powder or fresh onion
- 1 t. Garlc powder
- ,1/2 c. Water/soya milk
- 2 c. Shreddred carrots
- 2 1/3 c. Tomato paste
- 1 1/2 t. Salt (sea salt)
- 1 t. Basil
- 3 c. Breadcrumbs
- As above: t= teaspoon. c = cups
- Mix first 6 ingredients together then add remaining ingredients stir well. Place in an oil baking bread dish Cover and bake in oven at 359F* gas mark 4. Electric 180c* for 30 minutes. Then bake uncovered for another 15 minutes until brown. Serve with your favourite vegan sauce.
According to research a high intake of carotene has shown a potential for preventing cancer of the lung, esophagus, stomach, intestines, mouth, throat bladder, pancreas, and prostate. Carrot can protect the skin from ultraviolet rays, oxygen and chemical pollutants. Cooked carrots absorbed as well as raw carrot. One researcher says that 12,5000 IU would be desirable for preventing cancers. A women with Splenic Leukaemia recovered completely on a raw diet.
Praise God for creating such beautiful and colourful food to help maintain good health. However, carrots are not the only food with carotene. You can get carotene from other foods such as sweet potatoes, squash, spinach, kale, dark green leafy vegetables, pumpkin, cantaloupe, apricots, yam and even mangoes. These are but a few.
© 2012 Mary