11 Health benefits of carrot

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health benefits of carrotCarrots are sweet root vegetable which is also called ‘Gajar’ in Hindi. They are found in many colors like red, orange, purple, white and yellow. This delicious flavor vegetable is packed with minerals, fiber, potassium, anti-oxidants and vitamins (vitamin A, C and K) and zero cholesterol. You can consume it in many different ways such as in raw form as salad or you can make its sweet, halwa, vegetable and juice.

It gives a number of health benefits to your body. Some of these are:

11 Health benefits of carrot are:

 

1. Boost immune system:

Carrot has antibacterial and antiseptic properties which help to boost up your immunity power. It is also rich in vitamin A and vitamin C which stimulates the production and activities of immune cells (white blood cells), thus strengthens your immune system.

 

2. Prevent cancer:

It is found that the beta-carotene antioxidant and falcarinol pesticide present in carrot helps to protect the cell membranes and inhibit the development of cancer cells. It has effectively shown the reduction in the risk of colon cancer breast cancer and lung cancer.

 

3. Improve eyesight:

Carrot contains good amount of vitamin A which is essential for your eyes for night vision. Beta-carotene in carrot helps to protect your eyes from macular degradation and cataract. Thus to improve your vision add carrot to your daily diet plan.

 

4. Oral health:

Carrot contains mineral antioxidants that help to make excess saliva which in turn helps to fight against bacteria. Thus it helps to prevent cavities, halitosis and other oral health problems.

 

5. Lower cholesterol:

It is found that carrots are rich in soluble dietary fiber which helps to lower the bad cholesterol by carrying bile acid made of cholesterol out of your body as waste. Thus it helps to bring you cholesterol down to the most favorable level.

 

health benefits of carrot

 

6. Glowing skin:

Carrots are wonderful source of vitamin C and antioxidants which helps to keep your skin healthy and glowing. So add carrot in your daily diet or you can also make its face mask. For this make 2 teaspoon paste of grated carrot it and then add 1 small spoon of honey, 1 small spoon of milk cream and some drops of olive oil. Mix them well and then apply it on your skin. Leave it for about 10-15 minutes and then wash it with cold water.

 

7. Sun protection:

Carrot contains beta-carotene nutrient which assist to protect your skin against the harm from sun exposure. The darkest orange color carrot contains the highest level of beta-carotene nutrient thus add this one in your meal or salad.

 

8. Healthy heart:

Eating carrot everyday helps to keep your heart healthy, reduces the risk of heart attack and also helps to prevent coronary heart disease (CHD). It is found that deep orange color fruits and vegetables (mainly carrot) helps to protect you against CHD.

 

9. Digestion:

Carrots are rich in dietary fiber which helps in your body’s digestion process. It adds bulk to stool so that it pass through digestive tract smoothly and also helps in secretion of gastric juice. Thus it helps to prevent constipation and other stomach problems.

 

10. Anti-ageing:

Carrot contains good amount of vitamin A and vitamin C which helps to maintain your skin softness. It helps to prevent uneven skin tone, wrinkles and other signs of aging.

 

11. Diabetes:

Carotenoids present in carrot helps to regulate blood sugar in your body. It helps to prevent the risk of type 2 diabetes. It also regulates the amount of glucose and insulin and provides health fluctuation for diabetic patient.

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