Carrots: 12 Reasons Why They Should Be A Part Of Your Daily Menu

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5. Gives You a Glowing Complexion

The benefits of consuming carrots are not limited purely to feeling better, they can make you look better as well. From the inside, vitamin A helps to tackle acne, dry skin, and problems with pigmentation. On the outside, you can make a mask for your face by combining carrots with honey.

 

6. Helps Maintain Healthy Brain Functions

Carrots are able to reduce the oxidative stress that occurs in the brain which results in a decrease in Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, an 18-year Harvard study showed that just taking in 50mg a day of beta-carotene showed a delay in the decline of cognitive responses by up to a year and a half.

 

7. Reduces Signs of Aging

When you feel well, you usually look well. Once again, carrots can help you look even better because they have been proven to reduce the signs of aging. Their antioxidant properties reduce the ravages of the body’s cells that are caused by the regular effects of your metabolism.

 

8. Cuts Your Chances of Type 2 Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 30 million people across the country have diabetes. More than 1.4 million people receive a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes every year. The beta-carotene that is found in carrots has been found to reduce levels of insulin by 32 percent. The consumption of carrot juice has proven to maintain an even and consistent level of blood sugar which is important for those who may be pre-diabetic.

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