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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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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

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5:37AM PDT on Aug 23, 2014

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3:20AM PDT on Aug 23, 2014

Eat carrots with ants?

9:29AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

Got it!

8:22PM PDT on Aug 15, 2014

Thank you :)

10:53PM PDT on Aug 13, 2014

Thank you!

4:20AM PDT on Aug 10, 2014

Noted

2:13AM PDT on Aug 5, 2014

Good to know!Thanks!

11:16PM PDT on Aug 2, 2014

thank you

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

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