Carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour. But purple, red, white, and yellow varieties also exist. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is a taproot. Carrots are widely used in many cuisines, especially in salads. Carrot salads are a tradition in many regional cuisines. Eaten raw or briefly cooked, carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, carotene and potassium.
Benefits of Carrots
High level of beta-carotene works as an antioxidant to cell damage.
2. A Powerful Antiseptic (防腐劑)
3. Beautiful Skin
Carrots are used as facial mask.
4. Cancer Prevention
Researchers have found falcarinol and falcarindiol produced in carrots possessing anticancer properties. Falcarinol is a natural pesticide protecting its roots from fungal diseases.
5. Cleanse the Body
Vitamin A helps liver flushing out the toxins from human body, reducing the bile and fat in the liver and the fibers cleaning out the colon and speeding the waste movement.
6. Healthy Glowing Skin
Vitamin A and antioxidants protects 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 skin tone.
7. Healthy Teeth and Gums
Carrots clean your teeth and mouth, scraping off plaque and food particles. Carrots stimulate gums and trigger a lot of saliva which, being alkaline, balances out the acid-forming and prevent cavity-forming bacteria. The minerals in carrots prevent tooth damage.
8. Improved Vision
Carrots, rich in beta-carotene, is converted to vitamin A in liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision. Beta-carotene has also been shown protecting against macular degeneration and senile cataracts.
9. Prevent Heart Disease
Diets high in carotenoids are associated with lowering the risk of heart disease. Carrots have not only beta-carotene but also alpha-carotene and lutein.
10. Prevent Stroke
In a Harvard University study – people who ate more than six carrots a week are less likely to sufferring a stroke than those who ate only one carrot a month or less.
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