Carrots are beneficial to your health if they are consumed every day. The rich orange colored carrot is a healthy addition to your daily diet. Carrots are low in calories, contain no fat and give us a significant dose of vitamins and minerals. Apart from the fact that they taste good on their own, carrots possess a mild flavor that makes them a versatile way to boost the taste of many other recipes as well.
Here are a few healthy things that you gain nutritionally from eating carrots.
A cup serving of chopped carrots contain about 3.6 grams of dietary fiber, which is a good start toward getting the 1-12 grams which is recommended for a woman to get every day and the 30-38 grams that is recommended for men. Fiber can’t be digested and this makes it an effective way to keep your intestines and arteries and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Vitamin A and beta-Carotene
Carrots top the list when it comes to being a source of vitamin A, and a 1-cup serving of chopped carrots gives 1,069 micrograms of the essential vitamin. Daily vitamin A needs are 700 micrograms for women and 900 micrograms for men.
In addition to helping healthy eyes, vitamin A supports the health of your skin, teeth and bones as well. A 2002 article published in the “Journal of Nutrition” notes that beta-carotene, which is a carotenoid in carrots, might protect against skin damage caused by ultraviolet rays.
A cup of chopped carrots supplies 16.9 micrograms of vitamin k which is about 20 percent of the required daily 75 to 90 micrograms. This helps reduce the risk of fractures, breaks and osteoporosis as you age. The most important role of vitamin k is that is plays a crucial role in the clotting of your blood. So a deficiency in vitamin k will reduce the blood clotting capacity of your blood.
Carrots are very essential is our day to day living if we want to live healthy.
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