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Carrot Health Benefits

Carrots are known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts, shredded raw or boiled and mashed. 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.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 uneven skin tone. It is believed that the carrot was first cultivated in the area now known as Afghanistan thousands of years ago as a small forked purple or yellow root with a woody and bitter flavour, resembling nothing of the carrot we know today.

 

The natural sugar in carrots is easily assimilated. Fresh carrot juice has a glycemic index count of 80 which is at an acceptable borderline.

 

Its consumption is encouraged for its rich nourishment and carotenoid content which actually helps balance blood sugar. However, always practice moderation in whatever you juice.

 

The highly cleansing power of this miracle juice scrubs away even the old build-up of arterial deposits, reducing the risks of heart diseases and stroke.

 

Carrot juice is very effective in dispelling mucus from the ear, nose and throat area, easing nasal congestion, sinusitis, phlegm and mucus in the throat and other similar disorders.

 

Carrot extract may help to protect your liver from the toxic effects of environmental chemicals. Carrots have Potassium in it which helps to balance the high levels of sodium associated with hypertension and keeps blood pressure under control.

 

An eight ounce glass of pure carrot juice will usually provide up to 10% of the daily recommended intake level of potassium.

 

It should be known that individuals, who suffer from kidney disease, should avoid taking in large amounts of potassium, as it can be very harmful on the organs. Carrots are great for dental health as they kill harmful germs in the mouth and prevent tooth decay.

 

Consuming carrots regularly are known to improve the quality of breast milk in mothers.

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