The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is the root, although the greens are sometimes eaten as well and it is known to contain some essential nutrients. For the benefit of those who avoid carrot because it’s hard, INFORMATION NIGERIA has put together 5 health benefits you are missing by avoiding carrots.
A variety of dietary carrot have been shown to have anti-cancer effects due to their antioxidant power in reducing free radicals in the body.
Carrot juice extract was shown to kill leukemia cells and inhibit their progression
Among younger men, diets rich in beta-carotene which is contained in carrots may play a protective role against prostate cancer.
A deficiency that causes the outer segments of the eye’s photo receptors to deteriorate, damaging normal vision. Correcting vitamin A deficiencies with foods high in beta-carotene will restore vision.
Anti aging agent
The antioxidants and phytochemicals in carrots may also help with blood sugar regulation, delay the effects of aging, and improve immune function.