are more than a tasty addition to soups, salads and juices. They are
also good for your body’s overall health, especially that of the skin,
eyes, digestive system and teeth!
carrot(Daucus carota subsp.sativus) is a root vegetable, usually orange
in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow varieties
exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh.
most commonly eaten part of a carrot is the root, although the greens
are sometimes eaten as well and it is known to contain some essential
For the benefit of those who avoid carrot because it’s hard, We have put together 5 health benefits you are missing by avoiding carrots.
1.Helps prevent cancer – A
variety of dietary carrot have been shown to have anti-cancer effects
due to their antioxidant power in reducing free radicals in the body. Among
younger men, diets rich in beta-carotene which is contained in carrots
may play a protective role against prostate cancer. Carrot juice extract
was shown to kill leukemia cells and inhibit their progression.
2. Prevents heart disease – Studies
show that diets high in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of
heart disease. Carrots have not only beta-carotene but also
alpha-carotene and lutein.
3. Improves vision – A
deficiency that causes the outer segments of the eye’s photo receptors
to deteriorate, damaging normal vision. Correcting vitamin A
deficiencies with foods high in beta-carotene will restore vision.
4. Digestion – Carrots
increase saliva and supply essential minerals, vitamins and enzymes
that aid in digestion. Eating carrots regularly may help prevent gastric
ulcers and other digestive disorders.
5.Slows down aging – The
antioxidants and phytochemicals in carrots may also help with blood
sugar regulation, delay the effects of aging, and improve immune
are plenty more reasons to enjoy these crunchy, sweet root vegetables,
so reserve a spot in your garden plot for planting some, or pop down to
the local market to pick up a bunch!