Carrot is a root vegetable. A carrot plant has green leaves, and a long orange root that is edible. Carrots have several health benefits particularly beneficial for eyes, teeth, and infections. Carrot can be eaten in both forms raw as well as cooked.
Benefits of eating Carrots:
Carrots are excellent for the eyes. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, that is converted to Vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina to rhodopsin, a purple pigment vital for night vision. Beta-carotene enhances night vision and defends against eye problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and senile cataracts. Moreover, Carrots help in treating night blindness.
Carrots clean teeth and mouth as they brush off plaque and food particles. The minerals included in Carrots prevent tooth damage. Carrot juice makes your gums healthy and enhances overall oral health.
Daily the body is exposed to millions of germs and infections. Carrots are recommended by herbalists because they prevent infection. Carrot juice can cure infection both internally and externally due to its antiviral properties.
Source of Calcium
Carrots contain calcium that is necessary for the growth and development of bones. Carrot juice provides calcium to the body.
According to Harvard Medical School, due to the Beta-carotene present in Carrots, people eating more than 6 carrots a week are less likely to suffer from strokes (The Number 2 cause of deaths in the World).