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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

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1:40AM PDT on Apr 23, 2014

Thank you :)

7:04PM PDT on Apr 18, 2014

Awesome picture!

7:03PM PDT on Apr 18, 2014

This Easter I will have GMO free easter eggs

1:07AM PDT on Apr 16, 2014

Carrots are my favorite. Thank you.

5:36PM PDT on Apr 15, 2014

Love carrots

7:28AM PDT on Apr 3, 2014

I hate carrots. I wish I liked them.

4:32AM PDT on Apr 2, 2014

Lezz be like bugsbunny! kidd. Never thought carrots could be this useful. Thank you!

4:35AM PDT on Mar 30, 2014

Thank you :)

5:15AM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

They taste good too! :)

9:00AM PDT on Mar 25, 2014

Thanks. You didn't say anything about overdosage of vitamin A. Someone mustn't overdo it eating amounts of carrots or drinking its juice. Carrots are a nutritious food, but eating too many can cause unwanted side effects.

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