carrot 300x203 Benefits of carrotsBenefits of carrots

Most people look at the lowly vegetable carrots and although they will consume it they may be unaware of the enormous benefits that one can acquire from eating a daily portion.

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

Studies have shown carrots can reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.

 

 

Crunching carrots clean 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.

 

 

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