[NH] Carrots Nutritional Benefits:

Carrots Nutritional Benefits:

Carrots are root vegetables that belong to the plant family of
Apiaceae and botanically known as Daucus Carota. Carrots are crunchy
and naturally sweet delicious in taste, and the rich content of anti
oxidants, Vitamin A and other vital phytonutrients, make these
vegetables to add to the diet very frequently for its amazing
nutritional and health benefits. Carrots are grown and found in every
region of the world and available round the year.

The essential phyto nutrients found in carrots are anti oxidants such
as beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, crypto-xanthin-
B, and it is very rich in Vitamin A. The other vitamins found in
carrots are Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B complex constituents
like folates, pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, and
niacin. It contains minerals like potassium, sodium, copper, zinc,
selenium, manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous. In
addition to these, it consists of zero cholesterol, carbohydrates,
proteins, fats, dietary fiber. All these nutrients attribute to
provide nutritional and surprising health benefits.

Carrots nutritional benefits include; the phytochemicals known as
falcarinol and falcarindiol found only in carrots lower the risk of
cancers such as colon cancer, lung cancer effectively and as such
eating of carrots prevent many type of cancers. The rich content of
Vitamin A and beta carotene found in carrots prevent cataract of eyes,
improves vision, prevent night blindness, prevent macular
degeneration. Further beta carotene prevents cell damage and improve
cell metabolism thereby slows down aging process and as such it is
good vegetable as anti aging food.

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