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5 Health Benefits of Eating Carrots


| 11/21/2011 2:30:00 PM


As the temperature starts to dip, the time for root vegetables is upon us. Crispy, crunchy and delicious on its own, carrots are one of the most popular vegetables and can be enjoyed year-round. Colorful and packed with antioxidants, this crunchy vegetable superstar has a lot to offer. Check out these five health benefits of carrots!

Antioxidants 

Like other vibrant fruits and vegetables, carrots are rich in antioxidants such as alpha- and beta-carotene, vitamin C, cyanidins and lutein. Different varieties of carrots carry differing amounts of specific antioxidants. Orange carrots are rich in beta-carotene, yellow carrots contain more lutein, and red and purple carrots have higher levels of anthocyanins.

carrots in a wooden box 

Healthy Eyes 



Sometimes stereotypes are true—such as the stereotype about carrots being good for our eyes. While eating lots of carrots won’t improve your vision, carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which the liver converts to vitamin A—an important nutrient for maintaining healthy eyes. Lack of vitamin A can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eyes and, in extreme cases, blindness. Carrots also contain lutein, an antioxidant that helps prevent macular degeneration. 

healthbenefit11
1/16/2013 12:05:10 PM

Carrots are awesome, even my dog loves them! I cut them up into pieces and then dip them into hummus for a snack, especially when I'm studying - it's good to know that they have all these health benefits :) Health Benefits Of


Ndaka Neh
11/10/2012 10:25:45 AM

thanks for making me know the importance of carrot to my health. i discover the miracle in taking carrot especially to my eyes.




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