Sunday, May 1, 2011

Benefits of carrot in our life

Both adults and children like carrots because of its crunchy texture and sweet taste. Even though the color of original carrot is orange it grows in other colors including white, yellow, red or purple. The carrot gets its characteristic and bright orange color from β-carotene (beta-carotene), which is metabolised into vitamin A in humans when bile salts are present in the intestines. Carrots are also rich in dietary fibre, antioxidants, and minerals. Moreover, carrot also contains calcium, potassium, vitamin B and C.

Carrot juice

The health benefits of carrot include the following:
  • Calcium helps prevent the narrowing of the blood vessels resulting from contracting of the muscular wall of the vessels.  
  • Potassium promotes regular heartbeat. 
  • Vitamin B improves metabolism. 
  • Vitamin C protects cells against free radicals and strengthens blood vessel walls.
  • Vitamin A in carrot is important in vision.
  • Prevent heart diseases.
  • Prevent cancer.
  • Reduces stroke risk by 68 percent.
  • Good for dry skin.
  • Makes the skin softer, smoother and firmer.
  • Carrot juice improves stomach and gastrointestinal health.
Eat healthy! Stay healthy! (^__^)

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