Fun Food Fact Friday: Carrots

Carrots are not only delicious and have a beautiful bright color, but they are good for you too!  One of the biggest benefits of carrots is improving vision.  There is some truth in the old wisdom that carrots are good for your eyes. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene which has also been shown to protect against macular degeneration and senile cataracts.  The consumption of carrots also helps prevent cancer.  Studies have shown carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. Carrots can also slow down aging. The high level of beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism. It help slows down the aging of cells. 

Frost Valley has produced over 400 pounds of carrots this year at the educational farm.  All of which is used in the meals served in the Thomas Dining Hall. 


Frost Valley YMCA

Frost Valley YMCA is a 5,500-acre, year-round camp - There's something for everyone here in the Valley. From group and family retreats to overnight camps to horse camps to teambuilding, we've got you covered. School groups love taking a three-night field trip to explore the natural world and learn about the environment and their classmates. Family weekends are the perfect getaway for the young and the young at heart. Teambuilding retreats afford corporate, collegiate, religious, and other groups the opportunity to challenge themselves and effectively work toward common goals. In the summertime we're where kids and teens gain independence, explore the world, and make lifelong friends through various camps such as traditional sleepaway camp, farm camp, horse camp, adventure trips, survival camp, and day camp. Call (845)985-2291 or email to learn more today!

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