Heart Disease: Eating more deep-orange-colored fruits and #vegetables is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). In particular, carrots are associated with a 32% lower risk of CHD, leading researchers to conclude:”… A higher intake of deep orange fruit and vegetables and especially carrots may protect against CHD.”
Cancer: The antioxidants in carrots, including beta-carotene, may play a role in cancer prevention. Research has shown that smokers who eat carrots more than once a week have a lower risk of lung cancer, while a beta-carotene-rich diet may also protect against prostate cancer. Research published in the European Journal of Nutrition also found a significantly decreased risk of prostate cancer associated with the intake of carrots.
The consumption of beta-carotene is also associated with a lower risk of colon cancer while carrot juice extract may kill leukemia cells and inhibit their progression. Further, a meta-analysis found that eating carrots may reduce your risk of gastric cancer by up to 26%.
Carrots also contain falcarinol, a natural toxin that protects carrots against fungal disease. It is thought that this compound may stimulate cancer-fighting mechanisms in your body, as it’s been shown to cut the risk of tumor development in rats.
Their slightly sweet taste and versatility are part of what make carrots so popular, but beyond this, you should eat more Carrots because of what they can offer your #health.