Rich Antioxidant Food Carrots Healthy Body Tips Eat or Juice


Benefits of Carrots.

1.  Improved Vision:
Western culture’s  understanding of carrots being ‘good for the eyes’  is one of the few we got right. 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. Researchers have just discovered falcarinol and falcarindiol which they feel cause the anticancer properties.
Falcarinol is a natural pesticide produced by the carrot that protects its roots from fungal diseases. Carrots are one of the only common sources of this compound. A study showed 1/3 lower cancer risk by carrot eating mice.

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

4.  Health Glowing Skin (from the inside)
Vitamin A and antioxidants protects the skin from sun damage. Deficiencies of vitamin A cause dryness to the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes, uneven skin tone.

5.  A Powerful Antiseptic.
Known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts shredded raw or boiled and mashed.

6.  Beautiful Skin (from the outside)
Carrots are used as an inexpensive and very convenient facial mask.  Just mix grated carrot with a bit of honey. See full recipe at carrot face mask.

7.  Prevent Heart Disease
Studies show that diets high in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.  Carrots have not only beta-carotene but also alpha-carotene and lutein.
The regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels because the soluble fibers in carrots  binding with bile acids.

8.  Cleanse 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 fibres present in carrots help clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.

9.  Healthy 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 tooth paste.  Carrots stimulate gums and  trigger a lot of saliva, which being alkaline, balances out the acid forming, cavity forming bacteria.  The minerals in carrots prevent tooth damage.

10.  Prevent Stroke:
From all the above benefits it is no surprise that a  Harvard University study, people who ate more than six carrots a week are less likely to suffer a stroke than those who ate only one carrot a month or more.


Other Ultimate Uses and Health Benefits for Skin, Hair  Care Body tips

Carrot Health Benefits
  • Carrots are an excellent source for carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the human body.
  • They are also rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3, C, D and E which are antioxidants that reduce free radicals cell damage and heal and nourish the skin.
  • It also has potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, thiamine, folic acid, iron, copper, phosphorus and sulphur.
  • Phytonutrients and antioxidants present in carrots not only aid in protecting night vision, they protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.
  • The two carotenes supplied in carrots-alpha and beta carotene, work synergistically to provide reduced risk of heart disease. These same carotenes pack power in protecting against lung cancer.
  • To get the maximum nutrition from your carrots, the fiber needs to be broken down. This can be achieved through juicing or cooking.
  • To maximize your absorption of vitamin A, it is important to include some oil or fat in the meal. So combine carrots with food that contains a bit of fat like salad dressings or meat.

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