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10 Amazing health benefits of carrots

This orange crunchy super food has always been known for their various medicinal properties. Carrots show various health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention, and anti-aging. Let’s read how to get maximum benefits from this amazing vegetable.

1

Cleanses the body

Carrots are rich in alkaline elements which purifies and revitalize the blood. They feed the entire system and help it maintain the acid-alkaline balance within the body.

2

Improves eyesight

Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is converted to rhodopsin in the retina, to rhodopsin, a pigment necessary for night vision. Beta-carotene present in carrots is also known to protect against macular degeneration.

3

Acts as a diuretic

Drinking an infusion of carrot seed is said to be useful as a diuretic, to help stimulate the appetite, reduce colic and relieve fluid retention.

4

Prevents cancer

Researchers have found that falcarindiol present in carrots helps reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.

5

Digestive Disorders

Chewing carrots increases saliva production and speeds up the digestive process, supplying the necessary enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Regular ingestion of carrots can prevent gastric ulcers and other digestive disorders.

6

Promotes healthier skin

Vitamin A and antioxidants present in carrots protects the skin from sun damage and helps prevents premature aging, acne, dry skin, pigmentations and blemishes.

7

Diarrhea

Carrot soup is an effective, natural treatment for diarrhea, supplying the necessary fluid to fight against dehydration. It also helps to rebuild the required sodium, potassium, calcium, sulphur, and magnesium needed by the body.

8

Kidney Disorders

Wild carrot tea is known to be used for kidney and bladder ailments, which includes gout, edema, kidney and gall stones, and also obstructions of the intestines and colon.

9

Promotes oral health

Carrots stimulate gums and triggers production of saliva, which being alkaline, balances the acid forming bacteria. Also, the mineral present in the carrots prevents tooth damage.

10

Prevents infection

Appling the leaves mixed with honey can be useful to cleanse wounds and running sores.