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Carrots Vegetable Health Benefits

Carrots are one of the world’s healthiest vegetables. Vitamin A and antioxidants in this wonderful vegetable 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

It is the antioxidant beta-carotene that gives carrots their bright orange colour.

 

Beta-carotene is absorbed in the intestine and converted into vitamin A during digestion.

 

Carrots can be found in supermarket year-round, but are available locally during their biannual seasons in the spring and fall.

 

They are a versatile vegetable and commonly eaten raw, steamed, boiled, roasted and as an ingredient in many soups and stews.

 

It can also be made into 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.

 

It does wonders for boosting the immune system by increasing the production and performance of white blood cells; building resistance to various kinds of infections.

 

The calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium in carrots help build strong bones and a healthy nervous system.

 

Calcium consumption, especially, is essential for healthy heart muscles.

 

Phosphorus is essential for softening skin and strengthening teeth, hair, and bones, while magnesium can be thanked for its role in mental development, digestion of fats, and nutrient absorption.

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