what is the role of carrot on our health

Know your Vegetables and Fruits Health Benefits of Carrots 1.  Improves vision Western culture’s understanding of carrots being “good for the eyes” is one of the few we got right. 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. 2.  Helps prevent cancer Studies have shown 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. 3.  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 help slows down the aging of cells. 4.  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.  Helps prevent infection Carrots are known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts—shredded raw or boiled and mashed. 6.  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. 7.  Prevents heart disease Studies show 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 alsoreduces cholesterol levels because the soluble fibers in carrots bind with bile acids. 8.  Cleanses the body Vitamin A 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. 9.  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. 10.  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. With regards Prof Dr M V Subramanyam

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GOOD MORNING SIR.... I AM DR. RAJESH GOPAL.. AFTER A LONG INTERVAL I AM WISHING YOU. I HOPE YOU WILL ALONG YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE HEALTHY WITH PEACE OF MIND.... AS USUAL POST IS VERY USEFUL AND PRACTICALLY... BUT I BEG YOUR PARDON SIR, OVEREATING OF CATROTS DUE TO CAROTENE CAUSES. BETA - CAROCAROTENEMIA...... SHOULD BE D. D FROM JAUNDICE...... DR. RAJESH GOPAL. LUDHIANA.... HAVE A NICE DAY SIR...... WITH LOT OF RESPECT, CHARAN VANDHNA....

Thanks for sharing the post sir. Health benefits of carrots are well explained, sir.

welcome madam
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Thanks Dr.Subramanyamji,for this useful info...I want to know why the central white portion.is discarded.....Ppl say it reduces Hb. what is the scientific basis behind this notion...?

No sir. There is no documentary evidence
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Very nice and useful.

Thanks sir
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Thanks for sharing sir. it's one of my favourite vegetables. Salad, sweet or as a vegetable, I can eat it any day.

You are most welcome madam
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very useful and informative

Thanks Dr Rummana
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nice

Thanks sir
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Thanks for the update Dr. Subramanyam sir....

Thanks Dr Hemant
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