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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Pablo B.
Pablo B.1 days ago


Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen2 days ago

Thank you

Trish K.
Trish K.4 days ago

I told a nutritionist I ate at least 4 lbs. of carrots a week and she pitched a fit. Told me I didn't know how to eat right. Of course she never asked me what else I ate.

Antony M.
Antony M.10 days ago


Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitney13 days ago

Carrots are one of main vegies. Thank you for caring and sharing.

Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitney13 days ago

Interesting information. Thank you for caring and sharing.

Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitney13 days ago

Great article. Thank you for caring and sharing.

Angela K.
Angela K.15 days ago

Thank you

D.E.A. C.
D.E.A. C.16 days ago

I had heard most of this before, but #5 and 6 were a pleasant surprise.

Christina Klein
Christina Klein20 days ago

carrots - yum yum yum