Healthy Reasons To Eat Carrots Daily

Healthy Reasons To Eat Carrots Daily

Carrots are one of the most readily available vegetables, and they taste great, so there’s no reason not to have them every day. They’re inexpensive, too.

What exactly is in a carrot? Carrots are rich in beta carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body. They also contain vitamins C and K, as well as potassium, manganese and iron.

Here’s why you should eat carrots every day:

  • They can strengthen your immune system. With their high level of vitamin C, carrots can help protect your body from infections. In addition to helping support the immune system, vitamin C has been shown to prevent heart disease by keeping cholesterol levels low and preventing artery damage.
  • They’re good for your eyesight. Because they’re rich in vitamin A and beta carotene, carrots improve vision and can prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. If that isn’t enough reason to eat them every day, they also can reduce cancer risks by preventing damage to DNA that occurs naturally over time because of aging or environmental pollution.
  • Carrots help fight cancer. Carrots contain antioxidants that can reduce your risk for prostate, lung, breast and colon cancers. This is because antioxidants can neutralize free radicals that cause damage to your cells, leading to cancer. They may also help to prevent the growth of cancerous cells by increasing the production of detoxifying enzymes in the body.
  • The beta-carotene in carrots has been shown to neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress caused by pollution, sunlight, cigarette smoke and other environmental toxins.2 The anti-aging properties of beta-carotene have also been shown to prevent skin problems like acne and wrinkles caused by aging.

Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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