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Benefits of Carrot

Updated on November 22, 2008

Introduction

Carrot is an edible root vegetable containing complete nutrition to provide the essential vitamins, minerals and enzymes to our body.

 

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Nutritional values

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Carrot is a good source of Fibers.

Vitamins Contained:

 

Vitamin A,

 

Vitamin B1,

 

Vitamin B2,

 

Niacin,

 

Vitamin B6,

 

Vitamin C,

 

Vitamin K,

 

Biotin,

 

Potassium and thiamine.

Calories – 28 (per 100 gm of Raw carrot)

Positive stuff in carrot 

  • Rich in Vitamin A
  • Rich in Vitamin C
  • High in Vitamin B6, Niacin (Vitamin B3)
  • No Cholesterol
  • Less saturated fat

Negative stuff in carrot

  • Rich in sugar

Health benefits

  • Carrot is rich in Vitamin A and it improves eyesight.
  • It regulates blood sugar.
  • Carrots give clear skin, helps in removing teenage acne.
  • Keeps the lungs and intestinal track in order.
  • It boosts immunity.
  • Drastically reduces the risk of Heart diseases.
  • Controls the risk of blood pressure.

 

Over intake of carrots may turn your skin to yellowish-orange color.

There is a frequently asked question which came to my mind: Carrot is best when eaten raw or cooked?

Answer is: When eaten cooked. Wondering. Yes. Read on…

Research says that our body cannot breakdown the goodness of carrots because of its complex structure. When carrot is juiced and taken, it is better and is also better when cooked and taken.

 

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      rimpi 5 years ago

      i dont like carrot but after reading this i would like to take carrot coz it will help

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      lolllinggz 5 years ago

      thnxz 4 d benifits

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      wilma 6 years ago

      like this

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      Samreen 6 years ago

      i love carrots. but i didn't know the benefits:-) thanks ;-);-);-);-):-)o_O

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      ya mum 9 years ago

      gayyyyy

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 9 years ago from Nagpur, India

      I like carrot juice, but I also like it raw. Just munching on a carrot before a meal also supresses appetite so it helps in controlling the body weight also. As you pointed out, carrots contain beta-carrotene which is a precursor of Vitamin A, ie it gets converted to Vitamin A in the body. And Vitamin A helps in night vision ie rods vision. Thus it helps in the treatment of night blindness. Very good hub.

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