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Useful properties of carrots, which few people know about, are announced

Elena KozlovaLS Food
Carrots help prevent heartburn and ulcers
Carrots help prevent heartburn and ulcers

Carrots are well known for their effect on improving vision. However, this is far from its only property. It also promotes heart health, fights cancer, and prevents aging.

It is an excellent source of minerals (potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iodine, and calcium), vitamins (A, B3, E, and K), as well as folate and carotenoids, according to cocinafacil.com.mx.

Useful properties of carrots, which few people know about, are announced

Useful properties of carrots

Supports eye health

The beta-carotene found in carrots acts as an antioxidant compound. It is converted into vitamin A (retinol), contributing to the proper functioning of the retina. Its deficiency in the body can cause xerophthalmia, a disease characterized by dryness of the connective membrane and opacity of the cornea.

Invigorates the mind

Thanks to its high content of potassium and phosphorus, carrots restore the nervous system and make an ideal food for a cheerful mind.

Good for the skin

Vitamins A, B, and C, together with nutrients such as flavonoids, contribute to easier wound healing (in case of external injuries) and healthy skin. This is because the alpha and beta carotene contained in carrots are antioxidants.

They help fight free radicals, reduce inflammation in case of injury, and accelerate the healing process of damaged skin. In addition, vitamin E helps to keep it smooth and supple.

Fights cancer

Carrots are one of the most valuable foods with the greatest anti-cancer effect. This is due to its high content of carotenoids, substances that not only give it its orange color but also prevent various types of cancer.

Supports the digestive system

Being a vegetable with a high water content, carrots are a good source of fiber. It has also been scientifically proven to increase the production of saliva and gastric juice, which interfere with the digestive process. This helps prevent heartburn and ulcers by keeping the intestinal flora healthy.

In addition, raw carrots are effective in the fight against constipation, but in case of diarrhea, it is useful to eat them cooked, as then the astringent components are enhanced.

Stimulates appetite

People who suffer from anorexia or other eating disorders but are trying to fight it are recommended to eat carrots as they stimulate appetite.

Strengthens nails and hair

Being rich in beta-carotene, carrots strengthen hair and nails.

Prevents aging

The antioxidants it contains help prevent the signs of aging, including wrinkles, by making the skin firm.

Supports heart health

Frequent consumption of carrots has a positive effect on heart health, as it protects the arteries from plaque formation that prevents proper blood flow.

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