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Carrot Informations

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Benefits and Precautions of carrots

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Carrot Informations

  1. 1. CARROTS The carrot -Daucus carota sativus is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly eaten .
  2. 2. BENEFITS 1. Improves vision Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision. 2. Helps preventcancer Studies have shown carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. Researchers have just discovered falcarinol and falcarindiol which they feel cause the anticancer properties.
  3. 3. 3. Slows down aging The high level of beta-caroteneacts as an antioxidantto cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism. It help slows down the aging of cells. 4. Promotes healthier skin VitaminA and antioxidantsprotects the skin from sun damage. Deficiencies of vitaminA cause dryness to the skin, hair and nails. VitaminA prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation,blemishes, and uneven skin tone. BENEFITS
  4. 4. 5. Helps prevent infection Carrots are known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts – shredded raw or boiled and mashed. 6. Promotes healthier skin (from the outside) Carrots are used as an inexpensive and very convenient facial mask. Just mix grated carrot with a bit of honey. BENEFITS
  5. 5. 7. Prevents heart disease Studies show that diets high in carotenoidsare associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Carrots have not only beta-carotenebut also alpha-caroteneandlutein. The regular consumptionof carrots also reduces cholesterollevels because the soluble fibers in carrots bind with bile acids. 8. Cleanses the body VitaminA assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fibers present in carrots help clean out the colon and hasten waste movement. BENEFITS
  6. 6. 9. Protects teeth and gums It’s all in the crunch! Carrots clean your teeth and mouth. They scrape off plaqueand food particles just like toothbrushes or toothpaste. 10. Prevents stroke From all the above benefits it is no surprise that in a Harvard University study, people who ate more than six carrots a week are less likely to suffer a stroke than those who ate only one carrot a month or less. BENEFITS
  7. 7. Precautions Overconsumption of vitamin A can be toxic to humans, but is unlikely to be achieved through diet alone (most vitamin overconsumption occurs by supplementation).
  8. 8. Precautions Carotenemia: As healthy as carrots are, eating too many of them can make your skin look orange or a yellowish color from excess Beta Carotene (synthesized to vitamin A in your body), this condition is harmless and mostly affects children.
  9. 9. http://www.care2.com/greenlivin g/10-benefits-of-carrots.html http://positivemed.com/2013/07/ 12/what-does-your-hand-palm- says-about-your-health/ SOURCES

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