Did you know that back in the day carrots were grown for the sole purpose of treating ailments? Well, now you know. That just goes to show you how the carrot must be packed with amazing health benefits and here are some of them:
Carrots are excellent for the eyes and they can help improve your night vision. This is because they are packed with beta carotene which provide you with vitamin A. Beta carotene also protects against eye problems.
Carrots contain a variety of antioxidants and polyacetylenes which together provide a protective shield to the heart. Regular consumption of carrots protects your heart from oxidative damage, plaque formation and bad cholesterol elevation because they contain soluble fibers which bind with bile acids.
Carrots can reduce the risk of lung, breast and colon cancer as they are rich in poly-acetylene antioxidant which fights against cancers by destroying pre-cancerous cells in the tumors.
The carrot contains a variety of nutrients and antioxidants along with Vitamin C which boost your immune system.
**Carrots contain abundant amounts of Vitamin A which assist the liver in flushing out toxins from the body and also reduces the accumulation of bile and fat in the liver.
**The high level of beta carotene in carrots acts as an antioxidant to prevent and reverse cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism. Thus, it helps in slowing down the ageing of cells.
**Carrots contain calcium which is vital for the growth and development of bones in children and women.
**Carrots are a good source of fiber which helps in regularizing bowel movements and aids digestion.
**They are also beneficial in conditions like constipation and acid re-flux. Also, fiber aids in weight loss and in avoiding sugar hikes in the blood.
**Carrots are high in carotenoids which regulate blood sugar.
**The phytoestrogen in carrots helps relieve menstrual pain and regularizes bleeding in those having heavy menstrual flow. It is also beneficial for post-menopausal women as it helps to get rid of hot flushes and stabilizes other menopausal symptoms.
**Carrots are particularly helpful during pregnancy as they aid in the proper development of the fetus and reduce the risk of fetal infections and miscarriage.
**Also, regular consumption of carrots is known to help in the production of breast milk and improve its quality.
**Consumption of more than six carrots a week may live you winning against stroke as compared to those who eat fewer carrots.
**They also contain alkaline elements which purify and revitalize the blood as well as balance the acid alkaline ratio in the body.
**The high potassium content in carrots helps in balancing the high levels of sodium associated with hypertension and controls blood pressure.