Carrots, Carrots: Read All About 'Em!

Carrots, Carrots: Read All About 'Em!

Carrots are an essential food with many nutritional and health benefits. For example, carrots are rich in Vitamin A, which helps improve vision. Other benefits include cancer fighting and anti-aging properties, preventing heart disease, detoxing the body and preventing strokes and maintaining healthy teeth and gums. In addition to being healthy, carrots are crunchy, delicious and make a wonderful addition to just about any recipe, or when eaten on its own as a snack.

Fast Facts: A Closer Look At The Benefits Of Carrots

Carrots are known to help improve eyesight, in particular night vision.

Carrots can be used on cuts and bruises as they are known for their antiseptic properties.

The beta-carotene in the carrots has antioxidant properties that slow down the aging process.

Eating 6 or more carrots a week can help prevent strokes and heart disease.

Carrots are great for your skin! Vitamin A and the antioxidant properties of carrots are wonderful for preventing premature wrinkles and uneven skin tone along with other skin properties from the inside out. From the outside in, carrots can also be used as an affordable face mask when grated and mixed with honey.

If you love detoxing, carrots are great for flushing toxins from the body.

On the fun side, the crunchiness of carrots helps prevent tooth decaying in the same way that toothbrushes do. That is, they remove excess plaque build-up and even some food particles and stimulate healthy blood flow in the gums.

Tasty Carrot Laden Treats

There are many tasty ways to add carrots to your meals and get your required healthy dose of carrots. For example, you can add carrots to a healthy fruit smoothie, some sautéed vegetables or simply clean some baby carrots and have them with a delicious dip. For more ideas and recipes, visit Recipes4Living.

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