Saturday, November 7, 2020

Carrot is a health beneficial vegetable found in the winter season, which is usually available in everyone's kitchen and we consume it in both ways raw and cooked. It is famous in many colors like purple, orange, and red. The amount of sugar in it makes it sweet and tasty.

health benefits of carrots
Health Benefits of Carrots
 
Like other fruits, it also contains many such vitamins which are very beneficial for our body.
 

Nutrition facts of Carrots

  • Water - 88 - 95% 
  • Sugar - 4.9 g 
  • Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates - 9.8 g
  • Protein - 0.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.03 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat - 0.11 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat - 0.02 g
  • Calories - 41

This table shows the nutritional content present in 100 grams of raw carrots.

Let us see how carrots are beneficial for our health

  • Boosts Immunity - Carrots are full of various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as vitamin B6 and K, potassium, phosphorus, etc. which contribute to keeping bones healthy and strong and help improve brain power. Antioxidants, besides helping the body against free radical damage, help the human body in fighting against harmful bacteria, viruses and inflammation.
  • Improve Dental Health - Eating raw carrots helps in getting rid of plaque and food particles from the teeth and also helps in the production of saliva by stimulating the gums. The formation of saliva is very beneficial for controlling cavity-formation or bacteria-formation.
  • Digestive Health - The sufficient amount of fiber present in carrots plays an important role in maintaining good digestive health. This makes the stool heavier which helps in easy passage through the digestive system and prevents conditions like constipation.
  • Wonders for Skin - Carrots can help you if you want a fresh glowing skin or if you want to cure your bad skin as soon as possible. Carotenoids which are skin warriors - retinol, biotin and lycopene are all present inside the humble carrots, so keep eating carrots for healthy, soft skin.
  • Essential for Eye Health - Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for good eyesight, which is found in carrots. Apart from eye health, there are other benefits of eating carrots.
How to add more carrots into your diet for your health benefits?

You can consume carrots in many ways, either you may eat it raw or after you cook it, some advisors recommend you to eat carrots both ways because you can get health benefits of carrots in every way.
 
  • Juice - Carrot juice is in all the juice shops due to its delicious taste and healthiness’. Its juice is rich in phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals; it is usually added to vegetable and fruit juices as its sweet taste mixes well with other foods. If you want, you can add some thick milk to it, it will be super creamy.
  • Carrots Pickled - Carrot pickle that can make your boring meal delicious. It is prepared with salt, lemon juice and dried spices. It will be oil free. You can keep it well in the refrigerator and use it for one to two weeks.
  • Carrot Pudding - You can easily make carrot pudding by using milk, sugar, ghee, carrots, almonds, cashew nuts etc. at home. If you want, you can use it after dinner or you can excite your children or guests to serve it.
  • Carrot salad - Fresh carrot salad is a side dish. It is very easy to make, in a few minutes you can make it and serve it with your lunch. You can mix other fruits or vegetables of your choice with it, which makes its taste even more delicious.