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Nutritional Value of Carrot

Submitted by Nick on March 21, 2011

Carrots are healthy and known for their cleansing properties. Carrots have natural sugars that can be assimilated in the body. Carrots are known for their carotenoid content and for their nourishing properties, which can balance blood sugar.

Carrot Health Benefits

Carrots are known for their healing properties. This vegetable has a cache of vitamin A, vitamin C, as well as vitamins D, E, K, B1 and B6. Carrots are rich in organic sodium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, potassium, biotin and traces of minerals.

Carrots also have phytonutrients such as xanthophylls, zeaxanthin, gamma carotenes and beta carotene and alpha carotene, lycopene and lutein. Phytonutrients are good for healing a lot of diseases. Carrots have several health benefits, and can help you remain healthy.

Here are some of the following benefits.

  • Cancer prevention: Carrots have beta-carotene, which is good for preventing several kinds of cancers. It can also prevent lung cancer. Women who eat more carrots may have a reduced risk of breast cancer.   
  • Heart diseases: Research has shown that carrots have a way of preventing heart disease.

    People who included carrots in their daily diet had a lower risk of getting heart disease.
  • Diabetes: Carrots are also great for diabetics because this vegetable can reduce the blood sugar level and can inversely affect the insulin resistance. Carotenoids in carrots can regulate blood sugar levels. See also benefits of carrots for diabetes
  • Strokes: The risk of suffering from a stroke is also reduced if a person includes carrots in his daily diet.

    Research shoes that carrots are a treasure trove of beta carotenoids, which increases the body’s immunity to surviving strokes.
  • Macular degeneration: Carrots have beta-carotene, which can decrease the risk of macular degeneration. Macular degeneration generally happens in elderly people.
  • Acidosis: Carrots have organic alkaline elements that can balance the acidity and sugar in the blood.
  • Acne: Carrots have cleansing properties that can detoxify the liver and can flush out the toxins from the blood.
  • Anaemia: This vegetable is supposed to especially good for all those who have anaemia because it can help in building up haemoglobin.
  • Atherosclerosis: Carrots are supposed to be good for reducing the arterial deposits and reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease.
  • Asthma: Carrots are rich in anti-oxidants that can protect the respiratory system and prevent infections and from free radicals.
  • Constipation: If you mix five parts carrot juice with one part spinach juice, then it can cure constipation.
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