Healing Effects Of Carrots

carrotCarrot is a popular vegetable the over. It is a powerful cleaning food.

The therapeutic value of carrot is:

  1. It contains beta-carotene which in addition to giving the carrot its name and orange color, it also converts to vitamin A in the body which helps improve vision. The vitamin A forms a purple pigment called rhodopsin the eye needs to see in dim light. Rhodopsin production is spurred by vitamin A, raising the effectiveness of the light- sensitive area of the retina. Not getting enough vitamin A can actually lead to night blindness.
  2. The beta- carotene in carrots is an antioxidant combating the free radicals that contribute to conditions like some forms of cancer, including breast, ovarian and lung cancers, heart disease, and macular degeneration.
  3. Carrots also contain another antioxidant called alpha-carotene. A study conducted in Bethesda, MD concluded that men who consumed high amounts of alpha carotene have a lower incidence of lung cancer.
  4. It is rich in alkaline elements which help to maintain the acid-base balance.
  5. It is a good source of pectin and coats the intestine to ally inflammation. It checks the growth of harmful bacteria and prevents vomiting.
  6. Carrots contain great deal of roughage which helps to treat constipation.
  7. Fibre also helps in eliminating cholesterol.