Benefits of Carrot

About Carrots

     Carrots are one of the most widely used and enjoyed root vegetable in the world. They are very versatile in a number of dishes and cultural cuisines and come in different colors such as orange, purple, white, yellow, and red. The taproot of the carrot is the part of the vegetable most commonly eaten although the greens are still beneficial in salads and other forms.
     Most of the benefits of carrots can be attributed to their beta-carotene and fiber content. According to the USDA Nutrient Data, these root vegetables are also a good source of antioxidants, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C, niacin and vitamin B6. 

The healthiest Benefits of Carrot

     The health benefits of carrots include reduced cholesterol, lower risk of Heart attacks, improved vision, and reduced Sigh of premature Aging Furthermore, carrots have the ability to improve the skin, boost the immune system, optimize digestion, protect cardiovascular health, detoxify the body and boost oral health in a variety of ways.

They also provide a well-rounded influx of vitamins and minerals.

  1. Improves vision:

There’s some truth in the old wisdom that carrots are good for your eyes. which is converted into vitamin A in the liver.

    2.  Helps prevent cancer:

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

     3. 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.

4. Helps prevent infection:

Carrots are known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts—shredded raw or boiled and mashes.

5. Protects teeth and gums:

It’s all in the crunch! Carrots clean your teeth and mouth. They scrape off plaque and food particles just like toothbrushes or toothpaste.

Medicinal Uses of Carrot

     Raw grated carrot can be applied as a compress to burns for a soothing effect. Its highly energizing juice has a particularly beneficial effect on the liver. Consumed in excessive quantities, carrots can cause the skin to turn yellow; this phenomenon, which is called Carotenemia and caused by the carotene contained in carrots is frequently seen in young children but is not at all dangerous.

     An infusion of carrot seeds (1 teaspoon per cup of boiling water) is believed to be diuretic, to stimulate the appetite, reduce colic, aid fluid retention and help alleviate menstrual cramps. The dried flowers are also used as a tea as a remedy for dropsy. Taken in wine or boiled in wine and taken the seeds help conception. Strangely enough the seeds made into a tea have been used for centuries as a contraceptive. Applied with honey, the leaves cleanse running sores or ulcers.

    Carrots are also supposed to help break wind and remove stitches in the side. Chewing a carrot immediately after food kills all the harmful germs in the mouth. It cleans the teeth, removes the food particles lodged in the crevices and prevents bleeding of the gums and tooth decay. Carrot soup is supposed to relieve diarrhea and help with tonsillitis.

Nutrition Facts  (source USDA food nutrition database)

Carrots – Amount Per 100 grams.

  • Calories 41% 
  • Fat 0.2 g 0% 
  • Trans fat 0 g 
  • Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
  • Sodium 69 mg 2%
  • Potassium 320 mg 9% 
  • Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3%
  • Dietary fiber 2.8 g 11%
  • Sugar 4.7 g 
  • Protein 0.9 g 1% 

Vitamins…

  • Vitamin A 34%
  • Vitamin C 9%
  • Calcium 3%
  • Iron 1%
  • Vitamin B-6 5% 
  • Magnesium 3%

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