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10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

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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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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3:08PM PST on Jan 3, 2015

Lovely stuff! All true.

5:02PM PST on Dec 28, 2014

Thank you

10:20PM PST on Dec 18, 2014

Carror and beat are best

9:45AM PST on Dec 16, 2014

Thank you

1:25AM PST on Dec 15, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

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