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10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

Carrots are more than a tasty addition to soups, salads and juices. 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.

6. Wounds: Raw or grated carrots can be used to help heal wounds, cuts and inflammation.

7. Phytonutrients: Among the many beneficial phytochemicals that carrots contain is a phytonutrient called falcarinol, which may reduce the risk of colon cancer and help promote overall colon health.

8. Carotenoids: Carrots are rich in carotenoids, which our bodies can use to help regulate blood sugar.

9. †Fiber: Carrots are high in soluble fiber, which may reduce cholesterol by binding the LDL form (the kind we donít want) and increasing the HDL form (the kind our body needs) to help reduce blood clots and prevent heart disease.

10. Eyes, hair, nails and more! The nutrients in carrots can improve the health of your eyes, skin, hair, nails and more through helping to detoxify your system and build new cells!

There are plenty more reasons to enjoy these crunchy, sweet root vegetables, so reserve a spot in your garden plot for planting some, or pop down to the local market to pick up a bunch!

 

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Thanks to the Carrot Museum for these fabulous facts!

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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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2:09AM PDT on Jul 3, 2015

thanks for sharing

2:09AM PDT on Jul 3, 2015

when i was a child the carrots from my grandfathers garden seemed so much sweeter and more flavorful than the carrots i find nowadays.

2:08AM PDT on Jul 3, 2015

i like carrots, but am a little indifferent to them now

2:07AM PDT on Jul 3, 2015

i guess i should be munching more carrots

7:15AM PDT on May 30, 2015

And they taste great.

7:33PM PDT on May 25, 2015

Carrots FTW! One of my dogs loves 'em, too.

2:46PM PDT on May 2, 2015

Yes, Anteater!

1:10AM PDT on Apr 30, 2015

Thank you!

3:34AM PDT on Apr 28, 2015

ty

5:22AM PDT on Apr 12, 2015

It's up to individual difference; consult your doctor

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