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9 Reasons You Should Always Eat Carrots

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carrot-juice1Carrot are packed with skin-loving vitamins and antioxidants that protect one from aging and also clear the skin.

Carrots are loaded with vitamins which help to reduce skin conditions like pimples, acne, rashes and eczema, carrots are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.

Eating the right foods can help one fight acne, smooth wrinkles and enhance natural beauty. Benefits of carrot include:

Cancer prevention: Falcarinol is a natural pesticide produced by carrot that protects its roots from disease. Studies have shown that carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer.

Healthier skin promotion: Vitamin A and antioxidants protects the skin from sun damage, vitamin A prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, blemishes, pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
Deficiencies of vitamin A causes dryness to the skin, hair and nails.

 

Prevention of heart diseases: Regular consumption of carrots reduces cholesterol levels because the soluble fibers in carrots bind with bile acids, diets high in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Carrots have alpha-carotene as well as beta-carotene and lutein.

Slows down aging: The high level of beta-carotene in carrots acts an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism and it helps slow down the aging of cells.

 

Vision Improvement: Carrots are rich in beta-carotene which is converted into vitamin A in the liver and then transformed into retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision. Beta-carotene helps protect against muscular degeneration than those who consume little.

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Prevention of infections: Carrots are known to prevent infections, they can be used on cuts shredded raw or boiled or mashed.117

Diabetes prevention: Carrots are good for blood sugar regulation due to the presence of carotenoids in this delicious vegetable, carotenoids inversely affect insulin resistance and thus lower blood sugar, thereby helping diabetic patients live a normal, healthy life. They also regulate the amount of insulin and glucose that is being used and metabolized by the body, providing a more even and healthy fluctuation for diabetic patients. Carrots have antiseptic qualities and can therefore be used as laxatives, vermicides and as a remedy for liver conditions, carrot oil is good for dry skin because it makes the skin softer, smoother and firmer. Furthermore, carrot juice improves stomach and gastrointestinal health.

Body cleansing: Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body, it reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fibers present in carrots help clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.

Immune booster: Carrots contain a number of antiseptic and antibacterial abilities that make it ideal for boosting the immune system. Not only that, carrots are a rich source of vitamin C, which stimulates the activity of white blood cells and is one of the most important elements in the human immune system.

Thus, carrots, as raw fruits, juice or in cooked form, are always good choices for your health!


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