Over time, various studies have revealed many health benefits of carrot. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidants known as carotenoids. A diet rich in carotenoids was strongly related to a decreased risk of breast cancer after menopause, but also with a predisposition to diminish ovarian problems, bladder, cervix, prostate, colon, larynx and esophagus problems.
On the other hand, a diet low in carotenoids was strongly related to chronic diseases, including heart and even several types of cancer.
Research shows that a carrot a day reduces the susceptibility to lung cancer in half. Besides fighting cancer, carrots contain vegetable nutrients that inhibit cardiovascular diseases, stimulates the nervous system, keeps your colon healthy, and keep your vision crisp.
Carrots contain calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin C and an incredibly large amount of vitamin A. Studies have shown that alpha-carotene in carrots inhibit tumor evolution.
Carrots also contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which together keep eyes healthy, preventing cataracts and macular degeneration.
In Chinese medicine, carrots are used to treat rheumatism, kidney stones, tumors, indigestion, diarrhea, poor night vision, ear infections, deafness, skin lesions, urinary tract infection, cough and constipation.
Ideally would be to eat one carrot daily, whether fresh or cooked. In food, fiber is softer, making some nutrients to be easily absorbed by the body.
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