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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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12:59AM PST on Nov 16, 2014

I don't need any reasons to eat carrots. I love them!

1:44AM PST on Nov 14, 2014

Thank you :)

6:52PM PST on Nov 9, 2014

I love carrot halwa.I just can't grate them by hand any more. I've broken 2 food processors.

6:50PM PST on Nov 9, 2014

When we feed our dog,it's very easy to remember to eat 3-4 mini carrots as a snack for ourselves . When I made a pot roast for the family,the kids always liked the carrots the best so I had to throw in an extra pound. My husband loved the potatoes,so I added 3 more for him. No one said they liked the celery, so I cut the pieces 1/4 thick.They were unavoidable. And I ate the extra onions-lovely onions. I loved cooking.

6:44PM PST on Nov 9, 2014

We give a 1.5" chunk of carrot to our 7 lb dog every day to freshen her breath.She loves it. She never leaves any sign of it.

5:36AM PST on Nov 9, 2014

love carrosts !

10:50AM PST on Nov 5, 2014

OK, I'll buy that!

1:12PM PDT on Oct 30, 2014

?

2:44AM PDT on Oct 30, 2014

Love carrots boiled or raw

9:34PM PDT on Oct 25, 2014

Thank you :)

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