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Fresh Carrots Benefits

Mar 14, 2018

Carrots are one of the most popular, versatile vegetables in the world! 

Whether they are eaten raw, cooked or juiced, people from nearly every culture have consumed carrots — in their many forms — throughout history.

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As well know, carrots are not only rich in carotene, but also rich in vitamin B1, vitamin B2, calcium, iron, phosphorus and other vitamins and minerals. Since vitamin B2 and folic acid in carrots have an anti-cancer effect, regular consumption can enhance the body's anti-cancer ability, so it is called a "vegetable-preventing vegetable." A study by American scientists shows that eating carrots can prevent lung cancer.

Carrots also contain an enzyme that can decompose vitamin C, vitamin C oxidase, so carrots and white radish, which are rich in vitamin C, can make the nutritional value of white radish much less. However, adding a small amount of vinegar when cooking carrots and white radish can protect vitamin C from being destroyed. The vinegar mixed radish that the Japanese often eat during the Chinese New Year is a well-balanced, nutritious side dish.

Regularly consuming carrots or carrot juice benefits the body in so many amazing ways. Here are some great reasons to include this superfood vegetable in your diet:

Helps Protect  Eyes

Carrots contain a lot of carotenoids. The molecular structure of this carotenoid is equivalent to 2 molecules of vitamin A. After entering the body, it acts as an enzyme in the liver and small intestine mucosa. 50% of them become vitamin A. Role can treat night blindness;

Helps Protect Against Cancer

Carrots contain plant fibers, strong water absorption, can increase the volume of feces in the intestine, strengthen the peristalsis of the intestine, and thus play a role in the prevention of cancer.

Boosts Skin Health and Wound Healing

Beta carotene is critical for healing any type of wound. Carrots have even been used as a poultice to help heal wounds for centuries due to their high beta carotene content.

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that has a protective effect on the surface of the skin. If it is lacking, it can cause dry skin and peeling. Eat more foods rich in vitamin A, such as carrots.

Enhance Immune Function

The conversion of carotene to vitamin A helps to enhance the body's immune function, [5] plays an important role in the prevention of epithelial cell carcinoma. Lignin in carrots can also improve the body's immune mechanism, indirectly eliminate cancer cells

Regulate blood sugar level and lipid-lowering

Carrots also contain hypoglycemic substances and are good foods for people with diabetes. Some of the ingredients they contain, such as quercetin and kaempferol, increase coronary blood flow, lower blood lipids, promote adrenergic synthesis, and lower blood pressure. The cardiotonic effect is the best diet for high blood pressure and coronary heart disease patients.