Carrots, a biennial herb, orange spindle, edible roots are domesticated form of the wild carrot, Daucus Carote, native to Europe and South Western Asia.
The name “carrot” comes from the Greek word “karoton.”
The beta-carotene that is found in carrots was actually named for the carrot itself. Studies have shown that Carrots are the second most popular type of vegetable after potatoes.
Carrot is said to have originated probably from Persia and was originally cultivated for leaves and seeds. However, the taproots are commonly eaten and are known for its vitamin A.
“Forget about vitamin A pills. Carrots provide vitamin A and a host of other impressive health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention and anti-aging. Learn how to reap the benefits from this crunchy power food”.
The above wonderful quotes sum up the health benefits of carrot:
The Wonderful Health Benefits of Eating Carrots are:
- Good For the Eyes or Improves vision
There’s some truth in the old wisdom that carrots are good for your eyes. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A is transformed in the retina, to rhodopsin, a purple pigment necessary for night vision.
Beta-carotene has also been shown to protect against macular degeneration and senile cataracts. A study found that people who eat large amounts of beta-carotene had a 40 percent lower risk of macular degeneration than those who consumed little.
- Slows down aging
The high level of beta-carotene in carrots acts as an antioxidant to cell damage done to the body through regular metabolism. It helps slows down the aging of cells by replacing new tissues.
- Helps prevent cancer
Studies have equally shown that this wonder fruit, carrots reduce the risk of lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.
Falcarinol is a natural pesticide produced by the carrot that protects its roots from fungal diseases. Carrots are one of the only common sources of this compound. A study showed 1/3 lower cancer risk by carrot-eating rats.
Recipe For Vegetable Juice
- A combination of 2/3 carrot juice and 1/3 celery, cucumber or leafy green. Add garlic, ginger and onion to taste as seasoning.
- A combination of 2/3 carrot, 1/3 bitrus. Take a glass of juice on empty stomach every morning and allow sufficient interval before taking meal. You can repeat before lunch and dinner.
- Promotes healthier skin
Vitamin A and antioxidants protect the skin from sun damage. Deficiencies of vitamin A cause dryness to the skin, hair and nails. Vitamin A prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes and uneven skin tone.
- 5. Prevents infection
Carrots are known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts—shredded raw or boiled and mashed.
- Promotes healthier skin (from the outside)
Carrots are used as an inexpensive and very convenient facial mask. Just mix grated carrot with a bit of honey. See the full recipe here: carrot face mask.
- Prevents heart disease
Studies have equally shown that diets high in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Carrots have not only beta-carotene, but also alpha-carotene and lutein. The regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels because the soluble fibers in carrots bind with bile acids.
- 8. Cleanses the body
Carrots have Vitamin A which assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body. It reduces the bile and fat in the liver. The fiber present in carrots helps clean out the colon and hasten waste movement.
- Protects teeth and gums
It’s all in the crunch! Carrots clean your teeth and mouth. They scrape off plaque and food particles just like toothbrushes or toothpaste. Carrots stimulate gums and trigger a lot of saliva, which, being alkaline, balances out the acid-forming, cavity-forming bacteria. The minerals in carrots prevent tooth damage.
- Prevents stroke
From all the above benefits it’s no surprise that in a Harvard University study, people who ate five or more carrots a week were less likely to suffer a stroke than those who ate only one carrot a month or less.
Medical saying that “We care, God heals” is a manifestation of this fact.
Man is wonderfully created to have strong immunity and self healing within our bodies – more perfect than science can ever synthesize. This fact is buttressed by the fact that man’s body is properly fueled by nutrients, supplied by living plant foods, when people eating right and there was no deficiency of the vital nutrients God commanded us to eat.
In summary, It is my earnest hope that you will begin to eat this wonder fruit carrots, the right food to boost your immune system (self-healing mechanism) inside of you to help you have good health and wellbeing of life.