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7 Reasons Why You Need to Include Carrots in Your Daily Diet

April 5, 2018

Carrots are one of the most popular root vegetables. It is a rich source of vitamin C, D, E, and K as well as minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium.

 

We list down some of the significant health benefits of having carrot juice as part of your diet!

 

  1. It’s good for your eyes

Vitamin A is key to having healthy eyesight. Lack of vitamin A can result in vision loss. Carrots contain beta-carotene, which is a form of vitamin A, helping in maintaining good eyesight.

 

  1. Carrots are rich in antioxidants

Carotenoids, present in carrots, act as antioxidants that help in strengthening the immune system and slowing down the aging process.

 

  1. Carrots are great for your heart and reduce the risk of heart disease

Drinking carrot juice decreases oxidative stress which improves the body’s defense against various cardiovascular diseases. It lowers cholesterol levels and enhances bile production, helping the body to digest fat better and thereby protecting your heart.

 

  1. Carrots have anti-cancer properties

Antioxidants present in carrots can fight leukemia cells and reduce the risk of widespread cancers like ovarian and breast cancer.

 

  1. Maintain your oral hygiene with carrots

Nutrients and minerals present in carrots improve the body’s ability to fight bacteria and toxins found in gums and teeth. It also prevents cavities and tooth decay.

 

  1. Carrots improve brain health & memory

Carrots reduce oxidative stress in the brain that helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease, improve memory and fight cognitive decline.

 

  1. Need glowing skin? Try carrots

Antioxidants and potassium present in carrots help prevent cell degeneration, skin dryness, reduce scars and improve skin tone.

 

Carrots can be consumed in its raw form, as juice or even cooked to make a dish.

 

The Auro Community Garden grows carrots organically by focusing its efforts on creating a sustainable garden using organic methods to create a healthy ecosystem.

 

All the health benefits associated with carrots makes it an essential vegetable for your diet plan. A glass of carrot juice every morning can go a long way towards a healthy lifestyle.

 

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