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5 Benefits of Carrots

I’ve got good news for all of you. I decided to have a new column on my blog called “5 Benefits Of…” where on every Friday I’m going to choose a vegetable or fruit and discuss about its benefits for our health. I hope you will enjoy this idea and I start today with the benefits of Carrot.

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1. Improved Vision

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. Beta-carotene has also been shown to protect against macular degeneration and senile cataracts. A study found that people who eat the most beta-carotene had 40 percent lower risk of macular degeneration than those who consumed little.

2. Cancer Prevention

Studies have shown carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. In a study, researchers found that eating fiber rich carrots reduce the risk of colon cancer by as much as 24 percent. Another study shows that women who ate raw carrots were five to eight times less likely to develop breast cancer than women who did not eat carrots.

3. Anti-Aging

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

4. Healthy Skin

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

5. Cleans the Body

Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fibers present in carrots help clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.

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