How Much Do You Know About Benefits of Carrot?

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Carrots contain a lot of benefits and it is a reliable source of several minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin K, biotin, potassium, and vitamin B6. Carrot is high in beta-carotene, a carotenoid that provides the red or orange color. Carrots are mostly composed of carbohydrates and water.

Nutritional Value per 100 g
Energy173 kJ (41 kcal)
Water88 g
Carbohydrates9.6 g
Sugars4.7 g
Dietary fiber2.8 g
Protein0.93 g
beta-Carotene8285 μg
Thiamine (B1)0.066 mg
Riboflavin (B2)0.058 mg
Niacin (B3)0.983 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.273 mg
Vitamin B60.138 mg
Folate (B9)19 μg
Vitamin C5.9 mg
Vitamin E0.66 mg
Vitamin K13.2 μg
Calcium33 mg
Iron0.3 mg
Magnesium12 mg
Manganese0.143 mg
Phosphorus35 mg
Potassium320 mg
Sodium69 mg
Zinc0.24 mg
Source: Wikipedia

Here are a few Health Benefits of Carrot:

  1. Beta-carotene has antioxidant properties that prevent cell, DNA damage, reduce inflammation, and lower cholesterol.
  2. The high levels of Beta-carotene are accountable for the excellent health of your eyes. Vitamin A enhances the appropriate functioning of the eyes, which protects the vision.
  3. Carrots provide healthy skin by cleansing the toxins.
  4. They also protect our skin from the damage caused by the sun preventing premature aging and wrinkles.
  5. The beta-carotene boosts the immune function of the body, which helps fight and prevent cancer.
  6. Pectin is the fundamental type of dissolvable fiber in carrots that bring down glucose levels by hindering your digestion of sugar and starch.
  7. Carrots are rich in fiber that slows down metabolism. Regular intake of carrots in your routine diet aids in weight loss.
  8. The primary insoluble fibers in carrots are cellulose, lignin, and hemicellulose. These fibers reduce the risk of constipation and help in regular bowel movements.
  9. Carrot acts as a natural toothbrush that assists with scouring plaque and leftover food particles in your mouth. Regular consumption of carrot keeps your teeth healthy.
  10. Packed with Potassium carrots help to loosen up strain in blood vessels and arteries, which enhances the blood flow circulation and lowers elevated blood pressure.
  11. Potassium in carrots keeps your skin and body hydrated. Drinking carrot juice regularly helps to reduce blemishes and scars.

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