HEALTHY LIVING: Carrot Is In Season And It Has Health Benefits
is good source of vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6,
vitamin K, biotin, fiber, potassium and thiamine.
Carrot can be eaten as a raw fruit or made into juice or eaten in cooked form.
Here are some of the numerous health benefits of carrots:
1) Carrots Prevent Cancer
~ Falcarinol and falcarindiol are present in carrot and they help to
prevent cancer. Because of falcarinol and falcarindiol in carrot,
studies have proved that eating carrots will help in preventing lung
cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer.
2)Carrot helps digestion
~High fiber content present in carrot helps to prevent or relieve constipation.
3) Carrot helps in Weight Loss
~Carrots has a lot of nutrients in them and contains low calories. So
you can eat many carrots without adding any calories.
~Nicotine acid present in carrot helps to break down fat and lipids in
the body and thereby increases rate of metabolism.
~Carrot makes you feel full so you end up eating less.
4) Carrots Prevent Heart Diseases ~Carotenoids are present in carrot
and they help in reducing the risks of getting heart diseases.
~Carrot reduces low-density-lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. LDL
cholesterol is a bad cholesterol because it accumulates in the walls
of blood vessels, causing the blockages of atherosclerosis. And this
could lead to a heart attack from a sudden blood clot in an artery
narrowed by atherosclerosis. But carrots lower the LDL cholesterol
levels by binding with it and removing the bile acids. So the
chloesterol that is being removed from the bloodstream is used to
produce more bile acids.
~The magnesium present in carrots also helps to regulate cholesterol level in the blood.
5)Carrots help reduce the risk of getting stroke.
6) Carrots Keep your Teeth Healthy-
~ Carrots induce the production of saliva which assist in scrubbing
away stains from your teeth.
~Carrot helps to kill germs in the mouth.
~The minerals present in carrot kills germs in the mouth and hence,
prevents tooth decay.
~Carrot also works as a natural abrasive, thereby cleaning away plague
7) Carrots Help Vision
~Vitamin A in carrot helps the retinas of the eyes to function properly.
In the retina, vitamin A is transformed into rhodopsin. Rhodopsin is a
purple pigment that is necessary for night vision. Lack of vitamin A in
your diet could lead to night blindness.
~Carrots help prevent macular degeneration and the development of
senile cataracts, because they are rich in beta-carotene. Beta-carotene
is a substance that is converted to vitamin A in the liver.
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