Tasty and healthy.
Carrot is one of the most easy to cook vegetables. Children and adults enjoy the sweet taste and colourful aroma. But it is full of antioxidants that contribute to good functioning of the body: immune system, tissue repair, etc, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Telegraph.
Contains beneficial nutrients
Carrots are very nutritious. 100 g serving of carrots contains:
- Calories: 41 kcal
- Fat: 0.24 g
- Carbohydrates: 9.58 g
- Fiber: 2.8 g
- Calcium: 33 mg
- Magnesium: 12 mg
- Phosphor: 35 mg
- Potassium: 320 mg
- Sodium: 69 mg
- Vitamin C: 5,9 mg
Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene. After consumption the body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A , a fat-soluble vitamin that protects the eyes from macular degeneration. People with vitamin A deficiency are more likely to experience different degrees of impairment.
Carrot has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that help the immune responses to infection and disease. Vitamin a works together with vitamin C, another powerful antioxidant to boost immunity and prevent cell damage. Vitamin C increases the production of white blood cells that fight pathogens.
Supports the cardiovascular system
Regular consumption of carrots greatly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. The vegetable contains an antioxidant known as luteolin which prevents inflammation of the arteries caused by plaques of cholesterol.
Carrots contain a lot of fiber, which promote regular bowel movement, thereby reducing the risk of indigestion, bloating and constipation. Dietary fiber inhibit the absorption of excess cholesterol, and glucose.