CARROT HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Posted in VEGETABLES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Health Benefits: 

1.  Carrots are rich in Beta carotene which is a powerful antioxidant which helps in maintaining a healthy skin and also keep one away from many diseases.

2.  Carrots are rich in alkaline elements which purify and revitalize the blood.

3.  They balance the acid alkaline ratio in the body.

4.  Carrots have Potassium in it which helps to balance the high levels of sodium associated with hypertension and keeps blood pressure under control.

5.  The high soluble fibre content in carrot, it reduces cholesterol by binding LDL, the bad cholesterol, and also increases the HDL which helps in reducing blood clots and heart diseases.

6.  Carrots are great for dental health as they kill harmful germs in the mouth and prevent tooth decay.

7.  Carrots aid digestion by increasing saliva and supplying the minerals, vitamins and enzymes required for it.

8.  Regular consumption of carrots helps in preventing gastric ulcers and digestive disorders.

9.  Raw carrots are used as a home remedy for treating worms in children.

10.              Raw or grated carrots can be used for wounds, cuts and inflammation.

11.              Carrots are rich in Carotenoids which are beneficial to blood sugar regulation.

12.              Carrots contain a phyto-nutrient called falcarinol which helps in promoting colon health and a reducing the risk of cancers.

13.              Consuming carrots regularly are known to improve the quality of breast milk in mothers.

14.              It also helps in increasing the menstrual flow.

15.              Consuming Carrots regularly can improve the appearance of skin, hair, nails etc and also improve eyes health.

Minerals

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF RDA

Energy

41 Kcal

2%

Carbohydrates

9.58 g

7%

Protein      

0.93 g

1.5%

Total Fat

0.24 g        

1%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Dietary Fiber

2.8 g

7%

VITAMINS

Folates

19 µg

5%

Niacin

0.983 mg

6%

Pantothenic acid

0.273 mg

5.5%

Pyridoxine

0.138 mg

10%

Riboflavin

0.058 mg

4%

Thiamin

0.066 mg

6%

Vitamin A

16706 IU

557%

Vitamin C

5.9 mg       

10%

Vitamin K

13.2 µg

11%

ELECTROLYTES

Sodium

69 mg

4.5%

Potassium

320 mg

6.5%

MINERALS

Calcium

33 mg

3%

Copper

0.045 mg

5%

Iron

0.30 mg

4%

Magnesium

12 mg

3%

Manganese

0.143 mg

6%

Phosphorus

35 mg

5%

Selenium

0.1 µg

<1%

Zinc

0.24 mg

2%

PHYTO-NUTRIENTS

Carotene-α

3427 µg

--

Carotene-ß

8285 µg

--

Crypto-xanthin-ß

0 µg

--

Lutein-zeaxanthin

256 µg

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