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Apart from their delicious flavor, carrots contain beta-carotene in high amounts, in addition to antioxidants, minerals and vitamin A. Carrots offer numerous health benefits, particularly for organs like skin, eyes, teeth and the digestive system. You will be amazed to know that carrots are beneficial for the well being of hair and skin too. Let us see how.
Benefits for the skin
Thanks to the abundant amount of vitamin A in carrots, they provide ultimate protection against a number of skin problems, helping in maintaining your skin health.
Carrots can effectively prevent and cure a wide range of skin ailments too, including pimples, acne, dermatitis, rashes, etc. Owing to their healing qualities, they can be applied directly on cuts, wounds and inflammation to quickly heal them.
Benefits for hair
Carrots are widely known to improve hair thickness and promote growth. Packed with vitamin A, carrots can offer following benefits to your hair:
With so many skin and hair benefits offered by carrots, its uses are not limited to eating them raw or drinking their juice. There are many ways in which you can incorporate carrots in your diet or application.
Ways to use carrots:
In addition to eating them raw and drinking juice, there are other ways to use carrots:
In addition to skin and hair benefits, carrots are also helpful in improving vision and promote eye health, prevent cancer, aid cardiovascular well-being, boost immunity and helping with digestion. So, make carrots a regular part of your diet, and enjoy all the skin, hair and health benefits they have to offer.
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