Health Benefits of Carrots

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Winters are here and have brought along with them carrots. Carrots are not only a delicious food which form an integral part of salads but are also full of health benefits.

Below we will take a look into the top health benefits of carrots.

1)   Helps Improve Vision

Research suggests that carrots can help improve vision. Carrots are a rich source of beta-carotene which the liver converts into Vitamin A and subsequently transforms in retina to a pigment necessary for night vision.

Beta- Carotene also helps lower the risk of macular degeneration along with senile cataracts.

2)   Helps Slows Down the Aging Process

Beta-Carotene is carrot also acts as an antioxidant and thus helps slow down the aging process.

3)   Helps Prevent Cancer

Carrots also help lower the risk of certain cancers including breast cancer, lung cancer along with colon cancer.

4)   Helps Protect Against Fungal Diseases

Falcarinol is an all natural pesticide which is produced by carrot that is responsible for protecting the carrot root against fungal diseases.

5)   Helps Enhance Beauty

Vitamin A found in carrots helps prevent pre-mature aging, pigmentation, acne, dry skin, uneven skin tone and blemishes. Moreover, Vitamin A also boosts nails, hair and skin health.

6)   Promotes Heart Health

Carotenoids in carrots help lower the risk of heart diseases. Moreover, carrots also have a rich content of alpha-carotene and beta-carotene.

7)   Helps Lower Cholesterol

Carrots also help lower cholesterol level owing to their rich fiber content.

8)   Helps Fight Infections

Carrots also help fight infection and thus serve as natural infection fighting agents.

9)   Helps Flush out Toxins from the Body

Carrots also help flush out toxins from the body. The rich fiber content of the carrots helps regulate bowel movement and reduces fat in the liver.

10)                     Helps Prevent Tooth Damage

The minerals in carrots help protect tooth health and prevent it from damage.

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