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10 health benefits of carrots (Gallery)

From boosting immunity to giving you a beautiful smile, carrots not only keep you healthy but also make you look pretty

Written by Editorial Team | Updated : May 13, 2014 12:29 PM IST

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Improves Your Vision

If you want healthy eyes and would never want your vision to go away – eat carrots. A single carrot contains 200% of your daily requirement of Vitamin A, and is one of the best foods you can have for good vision.

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Can Be Used As An Antiseptic

You’ve suffered from a cut and can’t find an antiseptic cream? Fret not. Carrots have properties which can keep infections at bay. You can apply them on the cut in shredded or boiled form.

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Prevents Cancer

Falcarinol, a compound present in carrots has anti-cancer properties. Research has shown that carrots can reduce the risk of lung cancer, colon cancer and breast cancer. It also has beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin which is an antioxidant that helps in reducing the risk of cancer by preventing damage to healthy cells. Also Read - 7 Steps To Improve Your Mental Fitness

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Keeps Your Skin Glowing

Carrots are also rich in Vitamin A and antioxidants which prevent your skin from damage. As we grow older, our skin suffers from free radical damage. This process is similar to how metals rust after exposure to air.

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Helps In Blood Clotting

You might have noticed that every time you suffer from a small cut, the bleeding automatically stops after a while. The reason behind this is that your body forms a blood clot to prevent excess bleeding. Vitamin K, a nutrient present in carrots helps speed up the process.

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Builds Your Immunity

Not only is carrot good for your eyes, skin and heart; it is also good for your immunity system. It is your immunity system which is responsible for healing your body from many ailments, and protecting it from infections. Also Read - World AIDS Day 2022: Advancements In The Treatment Of HIV/AIDS

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10 Reasons To Gorge On Healthy Carrots

Carrots or gajar as it is called in India is well known to be a vegetable with umpteen health benefits and you might have heard the elders in your family recommending it to you. Extensively used in salads and sandwiches, and sometimes used to make the mouth-watering gajar ka halwa this orange coloured vegetable offers a range of health benefits. Here are some of them