Let them eat cake… to prevent heart disease

Heart disease prevention, eye health, enhanced immune function are just some of the benefits that you get from eating foods which contain beta-carotene.  Beta-carotene is a precursor to the production of Vitamin A, which is vital for skin and membrane health as well as protection from some diseases.
Try this Russian Carrot Cake recipe below.  It packs an amazing 200% of the RDA of Vitamin A and is a great source of protein.  Feeling healthier already?

Amazingly good for you RUSSIAN CARROT CAKE

Ingredients:
4 eggs
500 g carrot
½ cup brown sugar
160 g whole wheat flour
4 Tbsp olive or vegetable oil
1 Tsp yeast
1 Tsp cinnamon
a pinch of sea salt
nutmeg and ginger to taste
50 g chopped walnut

  1. Grate the carrot or mince it with a food processor. You can also stew it a little bit with a drop of oil.

  2. Mix together the flour, sugar and yeast. Add beaten eggs, oil and carrot. Stir until smooth. Add spices and nuts.

  3. Grease a baking pan. Put the batter inside. Bake at 180 Celsius (350 Farenheit) for 50 minutes.
    Credit: Daria Sokolova

via Carrot cake: A perfect match for Russian winter | Russia Beyond The Headlines

Check out the nutritional content, below. Amazing goodness. No need for making excuses to eat this cake for every meal! (Almost!)

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Makes 5 servings
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