10 amazing health benefits of carrots

Health Desk
12 January 2021, Tue
Published: 12:43

10 amazing health benefits of carrots

Winters have come and it's time for this season's favourite fruits. Carrots are considered as one of the ultimate foods. This is according to health experts. As we all know, carrots are full of nutrients. These also contain vitamins A, C, K and B8, along with folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, copper, manganese and iron. The high beta-carotene including fiber content makes most of the health benefits of carrots.

 Forget about vitamin A pills. With this orange crunchy power food, you get vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention, and anti-aging.

Prevent cancer: 
Carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.

Prevent infection: 
Carrots are known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts – shredded raw or boiled and mashed.

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

Promotes healthier skin: 
Vitamin A and antioxidants protect the skin from sun damage deficiencies of which cause dryness to the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin A prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes, and uneven skin tone.

Improves vision: 
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver.

Promotes healthier skin: 
Carrots are used as an inexpensive and very convenient facial mask. Just mix grated carrots with a bit of honey.

Prevents heart disease: 
Diets high in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of heart disease. The regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels.

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

Protects teeth and gums: 
Carrots stimulate gums and trigger a lot of salivae, which being alkaline, balances out the acid-forming, cavity-forming bacteria. The minerals in carrots prevent tooth damage.

Prevents stroke: 
People who ate more than six carrots a week are less likely to suffer a stroke than those who ate only one carrot a month or less.