Thursday, January 31, 2013

Health Benefits of Carrots


I always wonder why does my husband pushes to me to eat carrots. We always keep 2 - 3 lbs of fresh carrots in our fridge. To solve my query I googled about carrots and found some very interesting facts about it. And now I got to know the reason for his incitement for carrots.

So let's have a look at its benefits.

Prevent Cancer

It greatly helps in fighting against breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. It is rich in compound "Falcarinol", which is an anti-cancer agent. It is pesticide that acts as an anti-fungal agent.

Improve Vision

Our retina needs Vitamin A, the deficiency of which results in night blindness. Carrots contains beta-carotene that is converted into Vitamin A in liver. In retina this vitamin is converted into "Rhodopsin". It is a purple pigment that helps in improving vision at night. It also protect against macular degeneration.

Prevent Heart Disease

Carrots help in keeping the hearth upright. The regular intake of carrots reduces blood cholesterol. The fibers present in carrots combines with and removes bile acid from blood stream. Cholesterol triggers are dissolved further to create more bile acid in the blood stream. Hence it reduces blood cholesterol.

Reduce the Risk of Stroke

According to a research conducted by Harvard University, people who ate 6 carrots a week are less prone to stroke than those who ate only 1 carrot a month or more.

Nourish Skin

 It helps in nourishing skin alike potato. It is a cleansing and detoxifying agent and effective in treating acne caused due to blood toxins. Vitamin A formed with carrot intake helps in revitalizing the dry, dead skin and removing other skin blemishes.


It is also an anti-oxidant and therefore helps in improving the immunity of our bodies. It fight against free body radicals and slows down aging cells. 

Dental Health

Eating carrots after the meals is a very good practice as carrots are natural abrasives that helps in removing plague and dirt from teeth and gums. It also helps in producing saliva that helps in removing stains on teeth.

So eat at least one full cup of carrot a day to get benefited.


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