A carrot a day can save you from an optometrist. Carrots over the years have been neglected. Less than 70% of the population consumes fresh carrots daily, it’s usually consumed either cooked in jollof rice and others or grilled in the sauce for meat pie, burgers, etc removing the important nutrients and rendering it almost not useful to the body.
Carrot scientifically is explained as a biennial vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, sweet root that is often orange in colour, Daucus carota, especially the subspecies status in the family Apiaceae.
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Also in layman knowledge, the carrot is also known to be a very good source of vitamin A which is a major vitamin need for proper sight. Nowadays, carrots are mostly consumed either cooked, grilled, or in the sauce.
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Doctors fully recommend that carrot are best and healthy when eaten raw because the active chemicals in it tend to go inactive when cooked or converted from its natural form before consumption.
According to research, 88% of carrot content is water, 9% carbohydrates, 0.9% protein, 2.8% dietary fiber, 1% ash, and 0.2% fat with a small portion of starch and free sugar such as glucose, sucrose, and fructose.
Carrots are mostly used in the preparation of many cuisines especially salads and so on. Carrot is significantly known for it’s a wide contribution to the development of health, especially sight.
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Healths Benefits of Carrots
1. Reduces the risk of blood cholesterol
Low blood cholesterol intake of carrots over the years has helped to reduce the risk of blood cholesterol and that’s why it has been recommended for kids, middle and aged persons to cultivate the habit of carrot consumption.
2. Reduces the risk of cancer
Over the years, millions of people die from cancer-related diseases. Carrots have been proven with scientific backup to be a good cancer risk reducer due to its available active ingredient carotenoid which is proven to be a cancer cell killer.
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3. Weight loss
Carrot is significantly low-calorie food therefore subsequent intake decreases the calories level of food in the body.
People with low vitamin A in the body tend to have a high risk of sight-related problems ranging from minor to complex.
Vitamin A an active ingredient for good sight/vision is found present in carrots thereby making carrots a good source of vitamin A which is advised to be consumed subsequently for good sight/vision.
Amongst many other varieties of health benefits. Carrots till now have not shown any side effects or harm to the body. Therefore, a carrot a day can save you from some of the related causing diseases such as blur vision, cancer, etc and also saves you from the hospital.
“Health, as they say, is wealth…and remember cure is more expensive than prevention…”