Benefits of Carrots
The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, red, white, and yellow .
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, providing 210% of the average adults needs for the day. They also provide 6% of vitamin C needs, 2% of calcium needs and 2% of iron needs per serving. Carrots also contain fiber, vitamin K, potassium, folate, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin E and zinc.
Carrot is one of my favorite juice ingredients. It not only tastes good, it has so many health benefits and is highly cleansing. Carrots may have high sugar content but it is also a very good blood sugar regulator (its a paradox I know). If youre generally healthy without blood sugar problem, two or three mediumsized carrots daily would not cause any adverse effect (but diabetics should keep to just half a carrot a day).
The wild ancestors of the carrot are likely to have come from Iran and Afghanistan, which remain the centre of diversity of Daucus carota, the wild carrot. Selective breeding over the centuries of a naturally occurring subspecies of the wild carrot, Daucus carota subsp. sativus, to reduce bitterness, increase sweetness and minimise the woody core, has produced the familiar garden vegetable.
4. Nutritional Benefits
Carrot is one of the most healing foods that provides the finest and highest quality in nutrients, especially from its juice. It is an excellent source of provitamin A, vitamins C, D, E, K, B1 and B6. It is rich with biotin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, organic sodium and some trace minerals.
5. Health Benefits
It is an antioxidant that has powerful healing virtues for many diseases. Drinking a glass of carrot juice daily will do much more for you than many bottles of supplement tablets. Carrot sticks or baby carrots make for a great snack and are often a popular vessel for herbed dips and hummus and on variety vegetable trays.
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