Amazing Facts And Health Benefits Of Carrots

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Carrot. Photo credit: pixabay.com

  • Family: Apiaceae.
  • Scientific name: Caucus carota.
  • Carrots are rich in poly-acetelyne antioxidant, falcarinol. Falcarinol in carrots help fight against cancer by destroying precancerous cell in the tumor.
  • Vitamin: Vitamin A, Vitamin C,Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K.
  • Minerals: Copper, Calcium Potassium, Phosphorus

Copper: It is integral for preventing premature aging and increasing energy production. Apart from these, regulated heart rhythm, balanced thyroid glands, reduced symptoms of arthritis, quick wound healing, increased red blood cell formation, and reduced cholesterol.
Calcium: to build and maintain strong bones.
Potassium: relief from stroke, blood pressure, heart and kidney disorders, anxiety and stress, as well as enhanced muscle strength, metabolism, water balance, electrolytic functions, and nervous system.
Phosphorus: It works in association with calcium to create strong bones, which can withstand the normal wear and tear of human life. It also helps in boosting the health of your gums and tooth enamel.

  • The high level of beta-carotene in carrot help to slow down aging of cells.
  • Carrots are available in different colours from orange, white, yellow, red, purple, black.
  • Carrot is very healthy for the teeth. With the crunchy nature of carrot, it cleans the teeth and mouth. Carrot stimulates the gum and trigger a lot of saliva which being alkaline balance out the acid forming, cavity forming bacteria.
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Carrot. Photo credit: pixabay.com

  • According to a study from Harvard University, regular consumption of carrot helps prevent stroke.
  • Catenoid. The carotenoid inversely affect insulin resistance and thus lower blood sugar thereby helping diabetic patience live a healthy and normal life. They also regulate the amount of insulin and glucose that is being used and metabolized by the body, providing a more and healthy function for the diabetes patience.
  • Carrot is the second most popular type of vegetable after potatoes.
  • Carrot fact: The biggest carrot recorded is more than 19 pounds and the longest is over 19 feet.
World biggest carrot. Photo credit: oddee.com

Longest carrot, biggest carrot
World longest carrot. Photo credit: carrotmuseum..co.uk

  • The name carrot comes from the Greek word “karoton”.
Reference:
organinfacts.com: Importance of minerals

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