Not many of us are aware of the numerous healthy benefits of carrots. Add some carrots to your diet and you will immediately boost its nutritional value, and increase the amount of your mineral/vitamin intake.
Thanks to their beta-carotene and fiber content, carrots are known to promote healthy digestion and even cancer recovery. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, iron and manganese.
Here is a summarized list of carrots’ most remarkable nutritional benefits:
Prevention of Heart Disease: A study conducted by the Wolfson Gastrointestinal Laboratory in Scotland has reached the conclusion that cholesterol level drops by an average of 11 percent if seven ounces of raw carrots per day have been consumed for the past three weeks.
Blood Pressure Reducer: Carrots are rich in potassium, which leads to the relaxation of blood vessels and arteries, thus increasing blood circulation, and reducing the pressure on the cardiovascular system.
Immune Booster: Due to their antioxidant and antimicrobial abilities, carrots have the ability to efficiently boost your immune system. They are also a good source of vitamin C, vital for one’s well-being and energy levels.
Digestion: Carrots, like most vegetables, contain significant amounts of dietary fiber; fiber is one of the most important elements in maintaining good digestive health.
Prevents Cancer: Beta-carotene consumption has been linked to a decreased risk for developing several cancers, including lung cancer.
Diabetes: Due to the presence of carotenoids in this amazing vegetable, carrots are an excellent ‘tool’ for effective blood regulation. They also regulate the amount of insulin and glucose which is being used and metabolized by the body.