Top Health Benefits of Carrots

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Now, keep reading and find out all the reasons you should be eating more carrots every day.


1.  Helps Prevent Cancer

Researchers in England found that increasing your beta-carotene consumption from 1.7 to 2.7 mg each day reduced the risk of lung cancer by more than 40 percent! Most average sized carrots have 3 milligrams of beta carotene so it only takes one carrot a day to get cancer protection!

Another study showed that eating a diet high in fiber reduced the risk of colon cancer by 24 percent. More research is currently being done regarding the use of carrots and/or beta carotene in regards to fighting other forms of cancer.


2. Diabetes Protection

Carrots are great for the regulation of blood sugar. Carotenoids stop insulin resistance and therefore lower blood sugar levels. Carrots can also regulate the amount of glucose and insulin that is being used by the body, which provides a more health balance for those suffering from diabetes.


3. Improved Vision

If your mother ever told you to eat your carrots so you would have good eyesight, well, mom was right! The beta carotene in carrots is converted into vitamin A by your liver, which is then changed in the retina of your eyes to rhodopsin, a pigment that you need to see in low light or darkness. Beta carotene has been shown to protect you from cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.


4. Beautiful Skin

Carrots give you beautiful skin from the inside out. The antioxidants and vitamin A in carrots protect your skin naturally from sun damage. If you have very dry skin, hair, and brittle nails it could be due to a vitamin A deficiency. Vitamin A stops acne, dry skin, uneven skin tones, and premature wrinkles.


5. Natural Detoxifier

Vitamin A provides liver support in removing toxins and other waste from your body. This important vitamin reduces the amount of fat and bile in the liver, while the fiber in carrots helps to clear out the large intestine and keep waste moving along.

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