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10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

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10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

Carrots are more than a tasty addition to almost any dish. They are also good for your bodyís overall health, especially that of the skin, eyes, digestive system and teeth!

So if the sweet flavor isnít enough, enjoy these 10 reasons to eat more carrots:

1. Beta carotene: Carrots are a rich source of this powerful antioxidant, which, among other vital uses, can be converted into vitamin A in the body to help maintain healthy skin.

2. Digestion: Carrots increase saliva and supply essential minerals, vitamins and enzymes that aid in digestion. Eating carrots regularly may help prevent gastric ulcers and other digestive disorders.

3. Alkaline elements: Carrots are rich in alkaline elements, which purify and revitalize the blood while balancing the acid/alkaline ratio of the body.

4. Potassium: Carrots are a good source of potassium, which can help maintain healthy sodium levels in the body, thereby helping to reduce elevated blood pressure levels.

5. Dental Health: Carrots kill harmful germs in the mouth and help prevent tooth decay.

 

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

Gentle World is a vegan intentional community and non-profit organization, whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. For more information about vegan food and other aspects of a vegan lifestyle, visit the Gentle World website and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

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8:21AM PDT on Sep 16, 2014

I must eat more carrots...

3:33PM PDT on Sep 14, 2014

?

7:35AM PDT on Sep 10, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

2:06PM PDT on Aug 30, 2014

thanks

5:37AM PDT on Aug 23, 2014

ty

3:20AM PDT on Aug 23, 2014

Eat carrots with ants?

9:29AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Got it!

8:22PM PDT on Aug 15, 2014

Thank you :)

10:53PM PDT on Aug 13, 2014

Thank you!

4:20AM PDT on Aug 10, 2014

Noted

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