Many vegetables are known to help prevent diseases and maintain healthy immune systems. Some are good for the heart, while some excel in helping to get rid our bodies of unwanted toxins that otherwise cause harm to our bodies tissues and cells. One such vegetable that acts as an antioxidant and is a source of great nutrients is the one often called the “eye-food”, or most commonly known as the carrot. A carrot is an orange vegetable with its fleshy root and has a high source of vitamin A, which helps for the maintenance of good eyesight, helps to fight blindness, and other eye-related conditions. A number of other advantages of eating carrots are listed in the following…
- Helps in the prevention of cancers (including skin cancer).
- The vitamin A in carrots also helps in the formation of strong bones and teeth.
- For seniors, this vegetable helps take care of conditions such as arthritis and helps to maintain strong bones.
- Carrots contain carotene and that in of itself helps remove dark “eye circles” that we see commonly in people.
Carrots can be eaten both raw and cooked. It can be prepared in many ways before eating whether steamed or served with all kinds of foods. You can also make your own cake out of carrots and all you need is to find the best carrot cake recipe in cookbooks or online. Stay healthy…eat those carrots!
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