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Carrots – One of the Healthiest Foods in the world

Carrots

In many forums and countries, carrots have been known as the ULTIMATE health food because of its nutrition and benefits. In a recent report, a woman diagnosed with breast cancer stage 4 was cured from the terminal disease through an extensive carrot-centric diet.

As parents, you will tell your children to ‘eat their carrots’ mainly because they are ‘good’. So what makes this vegetable so ‘good’?

Health Benefits

The main reason why carrots are so good is because of its health benefit. In the last few decades, thousands of researches and studies have been conducted that explains the superfood that the carrot is.

You will need to take only a medium carrot and you get a healthy combination of nutrients.

Carrots are always associated with Vitamin A. This is extremely helpful for vision health while it has antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. By eating 1 carrot, you will get more than 200% of your daily needs of Vitamin A.

Besides that, you will get a lot of calcium, iron and Vitamin C. Within the carrot, you can find other minerals like potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, Vitamin E, Zinc, fibre and the distinctive beta-carotene which gives the orange color for this food known to aid in digestion.

What can it do?

Besides the usual eye health and vision enhancement, carrots are known to aid in the treating of terminal diseases like Lung, Breast and Colorectal cancers. Apart from that, diets that incorporate a lot of carrots are used to treat patients with prostate cancer while it has been found that carrot juice extract can kill leukaemia cells in a recent study.

What can you do?

The best thing you can do with carrots is to use it in your daily diet. This is because carrots are always available throughout the year. While carrots are being used in most types of cooking, they can be eaten raw as well. Carrots can be mixed together with superfoods like cucumbers to be eaten for breakfasts.

You can place them in a sealed plastic bag and then stored in the refrigerator for several days. However, you must remove any greens that are attached to the carrot before doing so. Shred the carrot and mix them together to make salads.

References:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270191.php