WEB DESK: Get rid of all your vitamin A pills and start consuming carrots daily as this crunchy power food gets you the essential vitamin A and many other vital health benefits.
Here we have listed five benefits of this amazing vegetable:
1.Improves eye sight
Carrots have always topped the list of fruits and vegetables known for improving vision. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A which is essential for good eye sight.
2.Helps prevent cancer
Studies have shown carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. Researchers have just discovered some compound in carrots called falcarinol and falcarindiol which they feel cause the anticancer properties.
3. Slows down aging
Carrot is also beneficial for those who want to tone down their aging process.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. Promotes healthier skin
Vitamin A and antioxidants in carrots protect 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.
5. Protects teeth and gums
It’s all in the crunch! Carrots clean your teeth and mouth. They scrape off plaque and food particles just like toothbrushes or toothpaste. Carrots stimulate gums and trigger a lot of saliva, which being alkaline, balances out the acid-forming, cavity-forming bacteria. The minerals in carrots also prevent tooth damage.