Carrots are good for…everything!

Carrots can be incorporated into many dishes – they’re not just a vegetable to be eaten in salads! Eating carrots will…

1. Improve vision
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver, which is later transformed in the retina, into a pigment necessary for night vision. Beta-carotene has also been shown to protect against macular degeneration and senile cataracts.

2. Prevent cancer
Carrots reduce the risk of lung, breast and colon cancers.

3. Slow down aging
The high level of beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant to cell damage and helps slow down the aging of cells.

4. Promote healthier skin
Vitamin A and antioxidants protects the skin from sun damage.

5. Prevent infection
Carrots are known by herbalists to prevent infection. They can be used on cuts – shredded raw or boiled and mashed.

6. Prevent heart disease
Diets high in carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

7. Cleanse the body
Vitamin A assists the liver in flushing out the toxins from the body.

8. Protect teeth and gums
Carrots clean your teeth and mouth. They scrape off plaque and food particles and the minerals in carrots prevent tooth damage.

Pictured below is a stew I made, with carrots, black lentils, spinach and garlic.

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