WELLNESS & FITNESS

A Nutritious Vegetable! Health Benefits Of Eating Carrots Everyday

Date April 17, 2018

You probably already know that carrots are one of the most beneficial vegetables out there. But do you know how much nutrients they can actually offer your body?

Each carrot contains about 30 calories and less than one gram of fat. In fact, it has been shown that eating a carrot burns more calories than what the vegetable itself contains. So, as a healthy snack, this one is particularly wonderful.

So, what are the main benefits of carrots you should know about?

It keeps your eyes sharp

Carrots are loaded with Vitamin A which helps to protect and maintain good eyesight.

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Reduces cancer risk

Eating carrots every day can help reduce your risk of getting cancer. This vegetable contains a component known as 'beta-carotene' which helps to prevent the formation of cancer cells and also reduce the chances of inflammation and coronary heart diseases.

Helps you eat better

Because it contains fiber, carrots fill you up and keep you from loading up on too many sweets. It also aids digestion. 

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Strengthen your immune system

Apart from keeping your eyes in tip-top mode, the Vitamin A in carrots helps your immune cells to grow thereby boosting your ability to fight diseases and infections.

To get the best out of these tasty and nutritious veggies, try not to overdo it. One large carrot as more than double your daily value.

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It's advisable that you do not peel your carrots before eating as most of the antioxidant it contains can be found in the outer layer. Wash thoroughly instead. However, if you are not eating them immediately, peel them to increase the shelf life.

You can either boil or freeze your carrots but keep in mind that freezing ensures you maintain most of the nutrients.

Source: GoodHousekeeping