You've probably heard the old saying that carrots are healthy for the eyes.

Often associated with rabbits – who eat more than carrots, by the way – this root vegetable has more health benefits than you ever knew.

Here are reasons why you should include them into your diet.


Carrots have antioxidant properties which are capable of lessening free radicals in your body. In short, carrots are anti-cancer. Researchers have discovered that people who consume carrots have a lesser chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. What's more, drinking carrot juice helps in killing off leukemia cells.

It Does More Than Give You Improved Vision

Okay, so remember when your parents told you that carrots help with giving you better vision? They didn't tell you the entire truth. Turns out carrots help you have better vision in the dark as well. It's all thanks to the nutritious Vitamin A found in the plant that helps xerophthalmia sufferers to see better at night.

Gets Diabetes In Control

Get in line blood sugar levels. Carrots have antioxidant and phytochemicals. Those are important properties that help in balancing out sugar in the body.

Helps With Blood Pressure

From Vitamin A to Vitamin K1 and B6, carrots also come with Biotin and Potassium, all of which are important minerals to ensure the blood pressure is in control while preventing coagulation.

Boosts The Immune System

If you tend to fall ill often, including carrots in your diet is a good idea because it has properties capable of giving the immune system a needed boost. Carrots come with Vitamin C, a much-needed supplement to fight off that dastardly cold.

Weight Loss

Folks thinking of keeping their weight in check or reduce it are recommended to include carrots in their diets. The vegetable is known as a low-calorie food and ingesting it makes one feel full. This is why it is recommended for those who often have the munchies.

Healthy Skin

Carrots help in healing skin which has been damaged by the sun. The Vitamin A in the plant also helps with skin dryness. Due to this, the carrot is also known for its anti-aging properties as it prevents wrinkles, acne and even pigmentation.

Article Source: Medical News Today, Healthline, Care 2

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