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    Carrots Nutritional Benefits: Carrots are root vegetables that belong to the plant family of Apiaceae and botanically known as Daucus Carota. Carrots are
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      Carrots Nutritional Benefits:

      Carrots are root vegetables that belong to the plant family of Apiaceae and botanically known as Daucus Carota. Carrots are crunchy and naturally sweet delicious in taste, and the rich content of anti oxidants, Vitamin A and other vital phytonutrients, make these vegetables to add to the diet very frequently for its amazing nutritional and health benefits. Carrots are grown and found in every region of the world and available round the year.

      The essential phyto nutrients found in carrots are anti oxidants such as beta carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, crypto-xanthin-B, and it is very rich in Vitamin A. The other vitamins found in carrots are Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B complex constituents like folates, pyridoxine, riboflavin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, and niacin. It contains minerals like potassium, sodium, copper, zinc, selenium, manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous. In addition to these, it consists of zero cholesterol, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, dietary fiber. All these nutrients attribute to provide nutritional and surprising health benefits.

      Carrots nutritional benefits include; the phytochemicals known as falcarinol and falcarindiol found only in carrots lower the risk of cancers such as colon cancer, lung cancer effectively and as such eating of carrots prevent many type of cancers. The rich content of Vitamin A and beta carotene found in carrots prevent cataract of eyes, improves vision, prevent night blindness, prevent macular degeneration. Further beta carotene prevents cell damage and improve cell metabolism thereby slows down aging process and as such it is good vegetable as anti aging food.

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