HEALTH BENEFITS OF COOKED CARROT

Carrot is a vitamin A pills with an orange crunchy power food, you get Vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention and anti – aging look. Read below, how to get maximum benefits from this amazing vegetable.

  • Improved vision

Western culture understands that carrot is good for the eyes. 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 proven to protect against muscular degeneration and senile cataract. A study found that people who eat the most beta – carotene has 40 percent lower risk of muscular degeneration than those who consume little.

  • Cancer prevention

Studies have shown that carrots reduce the risk of lungs cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. Researchers have just discovered falcarinol and falcarindiol which they feel cause the anti- cancer protection.

Falcarinol is a natural pesticide produced by carrots that protect 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.

  • Anti – aging

The high level of beta – carotene acts as an anti – oxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism. It helps slow down the aging of cells in our body.

  • Healthy glowing skin

Vitamin A and anti – oxidants protects the skin from the sun damages. Deficiency of vitamin A causes dryness to the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin A prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes and uneven skin tones.

  • A powerful antiseptic

Carrots are known by herbalists to prevent infection on both adults and children’s body and it is mixed with some leaves grinded together.

Furthermore, consuming carrots regularly is known to improve the quantity of breast milk in mothers. Taking it regularly is good for your body!

 

EYITAYO ILORI is a secondary school student in Ibadan, Nigeria. She aims to pursue a career in medicine.

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