One of the tasty and famous root vegetables is carrot. Yes, this root vegetable is available in multi-color such as orange, purple, black, red, white, and yellow; but most commonly several people like to eat orange-colored carrots. The scientific name of carrot is Daucus carota, it is mainly originated or first grown in the perish region, right now between Iran and Afghanistan. Most of the people like to eat the taproot of carrot, at the same time stems and leaves are eaten.
Carrot is based on the umbellifer family, it takes 90 days to get mature from the time of sowing seeds. This root vegetable contains rich amounts of nutrition and minerals. According to the United Nation Foods and Agriculture Organization(FAO) report around the world 41 million tonnes of carrots produced in the year 2020.
Nutrition of Carrot
Carrots contain rich amounts of minerals and vitamins.
- Calories: 23.
- Total fat: 0g.
- Cholesterol: 0mg.
- Sodium: 38mg.
- Total carbohydrates: 5g.
- Dietary fiber: 2g.
- Sugars: 3g.
- Protein: 1g.
Carrots loaded with rich amount of vitamin A, with one serving providing 184% of your daily value, and also the following nutrients:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K1
- Vitamin B6
Health Benefits of eating Fresh carrot
Several people are not able to know very well about the health benefits of eating fresh carrots in their daily life. This will lead them into following a poor food diet and also consuming unbalanced nutrition to the body. So awareness is very important to know about the health benefits of eating fresh carrots in a day today lifestyle.
Eye health is an important one, because it acts as light to the whole body. So proper and good eye vision is mandatory to live a good life. But modern day people are spending several hours with smart devices, which will increase the chance of eye blindness or some other eye related issues such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Consuming fresh raw carrot or cooked carrot helps to improve eyesight, because it contains beta-carotene, a substance that the body converts to vitamin A. This vitamin A is an important nutrition’s helps to prevent eye blindness, formation of cataracts and macular degeneration. Carrot plays an important role in treating eye issues in addition to other Eye Care treatments.
Treat erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction problems mainly stop the relationship performance in men’s life; lots of couples do not reach high peak sexual pleasure. Smooth blood circulation from the top to bottom of the body is an important thing, mainly men’s reproductive organs (penis) should receive enough blood to get a strong erection. Carrot contains a rich amount of potassium, this will support to keep the blood vessels smooth and flexible for good blood circulation. Good blood circulation surely provides good erection power during intercourse hour. Vitamin E present in carrots helps to fight against erectile dysfunction. So, men can easily regain their sexual stamina power while eating fresh carrots. This carrot also helps to improve the sperm count in male body.
Liver is one of the biggest organs, doing some important functions such as Filtration, Digestion, Protein synthesis, Storage of vitamins and minerals, Metabolism and Detoxification. But this organ sometimes does not function very well due to free radicals, consuming carrots will help to reduce the free radicals, because it contains vitamin E and vitamin C. Beta carotene compounds present in carrots help to improve the antioxidants levels in the liver.
Modern days people are facing obesity or heavy body weight due to modern workstyle, because people are sitting in chairs at one place for more than 8 hours in front of the computer. This heavy body weight will lead a person into several health issues. So, achieving a weight loss goal is mandatory for living a healthy life. Carrots play a vital role in achieving weight loss goals, because this taproot contains rich amounts of fiber, low levels of calories and zero fat. Regularly consuming fresh carrots will help to reduce the calories and improve the chance of weight loss.
In the human body, the heart is the non-stop working organ. Heart pumping blood from top to bottom of the body. Good healthy heart keeps the blood circulation very well in the body, but the heart is not functioning very well due to the formation of plaque in the arteries. Carrots contain two main antioxidants are carotenoids and anthocyanins helps to keep the blood circulation and improve heart health. People can eat raw carrots or else they can also drink fresh carrot juice. Everyday people consuming 25 grams of raw carrot will reduce the risk of heart disease 32 percent.
Carrot contains a rich amount of Beta-carotene, phenolic acids and vitamin C. This carrot provides so many skin health benefits such as…
- Good for Dry Skin.
- Treat Skin Infection and Inflammation.
- Counters The Sun’s UV Rays.
- Treat Acne and Pimples.
- Anti-aging Properties.
- Improving Tanned Skin.
- Removes Blemishes.
- Soothing Facial Spray.
- Natural Skin Moisturizer.
- Skin Whitening.
People should know how to eat carrots in the day today life. Consuming huge amounts of carrots (having more than four per day) may lead to several side effects in the body. This is equally true with consuming huge amounts of carrot juice. A cup (236 grams) of fresh carrot juice contains over 45,000 IU of vitamin A. Ingestion of carrots may cause vitamin A toxicity, allergies, flatulence, and skin discoloration in the body, So people should always take a limited amount of carrot in their daily life.