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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 body’s overall health, especially that of the skin, eyes, digestive system and teeth!

So if the sweet flavor isn’t 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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2:26PM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

yummm I love carrots. I actually have a small bag of them in my fridge now, that are very tempted to go eat as a healthy snack with some Ranch dressing.... yum!!!!!

2:28AM PDT on Jul 20, 2014

good to know :):) thanks

10:19AM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

My family always had carrot sticks cut up and sitting in cool water in the frig. A little dab of home-made ranch dressing and I was in heaven. I need to get back into that habit, methinks.

2:55AM PDT on Jul 8, 2014

Cool, thanks for sharing.

5:49PM PDT on Jun 28, 2014

Thanks for sharing

5:29PM PDT on Jun 28, 2014

Carrots are so awesome!

8:56PM PDT on Jun 27, 2014

Carrots have always been rather tasty to me and I love to grow the ones that have a purple colour to them.

3:09AM PDT on Jun 21, 2014

thank you

3:46AM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

yum! Carrots are great vegetables!!!

3:40AM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

I love raw carrots which have a low glycemic index of 20, as opposed to cooked carrots which have a medium GI of 40. Meaning raw carrots are better for blood sugar stability than cooked.

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