Carrots were first harvested thousands of years ago in a place known as Afghanistan now. It tasted and looked different than the carrots we eat today. There were yellow, purple, white colors of carrots in the past but the orange-colored slightly sweet carrots that we eat now was stabilized in 16th and 17th centuries.
There are many health benefits of carrots. Here are a few which will let you why carrot consumption is actually good for health.
Decreases the chances of Cancer
Carrots contain beta-carotene. Eating vegies higher in beta-carotene reduces the risk of lung cancer. A study conducted in Japan on 829 people showed that beta-carotene also reduces the risks of colon cancer. Carrot has antioxidant power which detoxifies the body of the radical elements and reduces cancer risk.
As a child, our mother used to tell us to eat out carrots to see in the night. It’s actually true because carrots contain Vitamin A which improves our eye-sight. Eating carrots can help prevent exophthalmia which results in night blindness or inability to see in low light in the dark.
Carrots to lose-weight
Carrots are low in calories. A cup of carrot contains only 50 calories. If you intend to burn fat and lower your daily intake of calories, a carrot is an ideal choice.
While steamed carrots are a bit high in calorie, canned carrots have only 37 calories per cup.
Improves skin health
Carrots help to have a glowing skin. The beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene remove the dark skin cells from under the skin to reveal the glow.
Carrots clean the blood which improves the blood circulation on the skin and results in the clean glowing skin.
Improves digestion and bowel problems
The fiber in carrot improves the digestive system. Eating carrots reduces constipation and other problems in the bowel.