Carrots aren’t just good for your eyesight, it seems.
The carotenoids α- and β-carotene may also help to lower your risk of diabetes. Carotenoids are naturally occurring plant pigments found in red, orange or yellow fruit and veggies, but also in dark green leafy vegetables.
As carotenoids are fat-soluble, they are best absorbed with meals containing a little fat. Apart from carrots, think sweet potatoes, butternut squash, pumpkins, papaya, mango, kale and spinach. And if you add eggs to your salad equation, there is evidence you can improve the absorption of carotenoids even further!