A generation of parents has told their children that eating carrots will increase their vision. Is this true? In a way yes. But what other benefits may carrots have? Let’s find out.
The antioxidant effects of dietary carotenoids — yellow, orange, and red organic pigments present in carrots and other vegetables — may reduce this risk.
One carrot also provides 5,050 mcg of beta carotene and 2,120 mcg of alpha-carotene [YB2], two provitamins A antioxidants that the body can convert into more vitamin A, as needed.
Eating more foods that contain potassium, such as carrots helps relax the blood vessels, reducing the risk of high blood pressure and other cardiovascular issues.
One medium carrot provides around 4% of a person’s daily requirement of potassium.
Carrot juice may help reduce risk factors for heart disease. First, carrot juice is a good source of potassium, a mineral that plays an important role in proper blood pressure regulation. A high potassium diet has been shown to protect against high blood pressure and stroke.
Carrots contain vitamin K and small amounts of calcium and phosphorus which contribute to bone health and may help prevent osteoporosis.