Many nutrionists and experts on nutrion and health suggest grating carrots. They say that when carrots are grated or shredded our bodies are able to get the most theraputic benefits. Grating or shredding the carrots breaks down cell walls which enables the body to absorb more beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is the compound in carrots that is believed to help protect against cancer and some of the effects of aging.
Here is a recipe for a tasty grated carrot salad.
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup canned, crushed pineapple in its own juice (no added sugar)
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (a very healthy nut)
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl. No dressing needed as the pinepple juice works as a dressing. Let your imagination go wild with the combinations you can come up with.