Carrots Contain Starch, Who Knew…But So What!?

So this may not be ground breaking news for many of you, especially if you’re a Paleo dieter, but the vegetable that is the trusty CARROT contains starch. In fact the average medium carrot contains about 1g of starch, which granted isn’t all that much compared to 1 large potato which contains a starch exchange of 15g. Carrot is not classed as a starchy food but does indeed contain some of the white, waxy substance.

Carrots are also an excellent source of vitamin A, K, C and Potassium, delivering approx 400% of your daily vitamin A needs, 8% of your vitamin K, 5% of your vitamin C and 5% of your potassium requirements.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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