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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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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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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

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5:22AM PDT on Apr 12, 2015

It's up to individual difference; consult your doctor

9:19PM PDT on Apr 8, 2015

thank you

8:58PM PDT on Apr 4, 2015

thanks

3:52AM PDT on Mar 26, 2015

Now I know why rabbits are more intelligent than people...

3:50AM PDT on Mar 26, 2015

Rabbits have been right all along!

6:29AM PDT on Mar 25, 2015

When you think you are fed up with carrots; there is still one way to use them: Make the carrots into thin slices and very small made lovage and into the owen to dry and you have healthy snacks.

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