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10 Benefits of carrots

1. Improves vision

Western culture’s understanding of carrots being “good for the eyes” is one of the few we got right. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision.
Beta-carotene has also been shown to protect against macular degeneration and senile cataracts. A study found that people who eat large amounts of beta-carotene had a 40 percent lower risk of macular degeneration than those who consumed little.

2. Carrot Helps prevent cancer

Studies have shown carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.
Falcarinol is a natural pesticide produced by the carrot that protects its roots from fungal diseases.this plant is one of the only common sources of this compound. A study showed 1/3 lower cancer risk by carrot-eating rats.

3. Slows down aging

The high level of beta-carotene in this plant acts as an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism. It helps slows down the aging of cells.

4. Promotes healthier skin

Vitamin A and antioxidants protect the skin from sun damage. Deficiencies of vitamin A cause dryness to the skin, hair, and nails. Vitamin A prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes, and uneven skin tone.

5. Helps prevent infection

It is known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts—shredded raw or boiled and mashed.

6. Promotes healthier skin (from the outside)

It is used as an inexpensive and very convenient facial mask. Just mix grated carrot with a bit of honey.

7. 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.
The regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels because the soluble fibers in carrots bind with bile acids.

8. Cleanses the body

Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fiber present in carrots helps clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.

9. Protects teeth and gums

It cleans your teeth and mouth. They scrape off plaque and food particles just like toothbrushes or toothpaste. Carrots stimulate gums and trigger a lot of saliva, which, being alkaline, balances out the acid-forming, cavity-forming bacteria. The minerals in carrots prevent tooth damage.

10. Prevents stroke

From all the above benefits it is no surprise that in a Harvard University study, people who ate five or more carrots a week were less likely to suffer a stroke than those who ate only once a month or less.

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About Meghdad Torabi

Meghdad Torabi
Meghdad Torabi is a nonstop business manager with near 10 years of solid work experience in multinational projects along with academic and non-academic education. He has been in management roles in sales, marketing, project and operations management and service delivery across, Information Technology and Consumer Electronics industries. Meghdad has a self-motivated personality with great enthusiasm for learning, teaching and coaching. He is a lifelong learner, highly organized and independent with strong leadership skills and outstanding analytical and critical thinking capability.

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