Carrots are root vegetables that are widely grown in many parts of the world. They are rich in vitamin A which is very good for the eyes. They also have beta-carotene and good fiber content. They are usually orange in color but there are also the white, purple, red and yellow varieties.
The nutrients encased in carrots are best accessed by heating (cooking), grinding, juicing or properly chewing them. Cooking carrots in fats helps in the absorption of carotenoids into the blood by 1000% as they are fat soluble.
As earlier mentioned they are very good for the eyes and therefore reduce the risk of macular degeneration, improve eyesight and also prevent the onset of night blindness as we age
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Good for oral health as it promotes the production of saliva which in turn fights bacteria in the mouth
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Carotenoids present in this vegetable regulate blood sugar thereby aiding diabetes patient. They also regulate the amount of insulin and glucose that is being used and metabolized by the body.
They have antiseptic qualities. It can prevent infection from cuts. It can also be used a laxatives and as a remedy for liver conditions.
Carrot oil is great for the skin! It makes the skin softer, firmer, lighter and smoother. It also helps slow down the aging of the cells. This is due to the beta-carotene, which acts as an antioxidant.
It can also reduce the risk of some cancers and prevent heart diseases.
These crunchy vegetable can be easily snacked on, enjoy your serving of carrots today.