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Carrot is one of the best food to fight against corona virus

More benefits of carrot that you have not heard yet! The original carrot had a bitter, woody flavor around in 16th century.

OnlineKhabarHub Desk Published: 2020-11-09 13:07:58

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People probably first cultivated the carrot thousands of years ago, in the area that is now Afghanistan. The original small, forked, purple or yellow root had a bitter, woody flavor and was quite different from the carrot that we know today.

Farmers grew purple, red, yellow, and white carrots long before the appearance of the sweet, crunchy, and aromatic orange variety that is now popular. Dutch growers may have developed this type in the 16th century.

Since your childhood you have been told by your grany and mother to have carrots and in your young age you might have been told that you can see in dark if you have carrot. What ever may be the reasons now is the perfect time to grabe the carrots and it's time you listen to your granies inorder to fight against corona virus. 

Apart from boosting eye health, carrots also benefit your health in many other ways. That’s why this root vegetable is often claimed to be the ‘perfect health food’. It is a complete package of health with flavour. The crunch and its highly nutritious nature makes it a very versatile vegetable. So, either have it in salads or add it to your meals! Carrots are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are also a good source of antioxidants.

Antioxidants are nutrients present in plant-based foods. They help the body remove free radicals, unstable molecules that can cause cell damage if too many accumulate in the body. 

1. Promotes heart health
As we mentioned earlier, carrots are rich in fibre. This helps in removing excess bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol. And as you know, high blood cholesterol increases the risk of heart diseases. A study published in the European Journal of Nutrition also found a link between intake of carrots to lower cholesterol levels. 

2. Aids weight loss
Is weight loss on your mind? Carrots can help you with that as well! Being rich in fibre and low in calories, it makes for the perfect food for weight loss. It keeps you feeling satiated, and you tend to snack less. This has also been confirmed by a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. And since it’s rich in fibre, it promotes smooth bowel movement, keeping your metabolism and digestive system on track.

3. Boosts immunity
During this pandemic, we have learnt the importance of having a strong immune system. So, if you are looking to give your immune system a boost, then trust carrots. And being rich in vitamin A, it helps promote a good immune system. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine has also confirmed this claim.

4. Promote eye health
You must be already aware of this, but let us state why carrots promote good eye health. Vitamin A is considered essential to maintain good vision, and carrots are rich in vitamin A. A deficiency of vitamin A can disrupt the chemical processes in your eyes, which can give you poor eyesight and can even lead to night blindness.

5. Controls blood pressure
Carrot not only helps in lowering bad cholesterol levels, but also your blood pressure. Carrot is a powerhouse of potassium, and the potassium in it helps to relax your blood vessels and arteries. This enhances the blood flow circulation in your body, and brings down high blood pressure.

Bonus Tips: 

Keeps you away from Cancer

Too many free radicals in the body may increase the risk of various types of cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.

The antioxidant effects of dietary carotenoids — yellow, orange, and red organic pigments present in carrots and other vegetables — may reduce this risk. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two examples of these carotenoids.

According to the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, female adults need to consume at least 700 mcg RAE of vitamin A each day, while male adults need at least 900 mcg RAE. inorder to stay away from getting cancer.

If you are convinced enough, go and grab some carrots now!


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