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Can daily eating of carrot keep the doctor away?
Studies have shown that foods with deeper shade of Orange and yellow are good source of carotene, which acts as an antioxidant and can be a source of life saver.
BELOW ARE LISTS OF HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING CARROT.
· Eating Carrots significantly lower rates of glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve often associated with excessive pressure inside the eye). As a result of geranyl acetate - one of the photonutrients that is contained in carrot seeds (and sometimes extracted from purified carrot seed oil)
· carrot intake helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)
· phytonutrients in carrots called polyacetylenes helps to inhibit the growth of colon cancer, by destroying pre-cancerous cells in the tumors.
· Eating carrot daily is capable of providing about 9% of RDA of Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is water soluble anti-oxidant. It helps the body maintain healthy connective tissue, teeth and gum.
· Carrots are also composed of minerals like Potassium,manganese and calcium, which help to control the rate of blood pressure.
· Flavonoid compounds in carrots help protect skin, lung from cancers.
· Carrots also contain folic acid and vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), which acts as co-factors to enzymes during substrate metabolism in the body.