Sunday, May 31, 2009

Health Benefits of Carrots

Carrots, Bugs Bunny's favorite food, it has been considered to improve our vision. I still remember what my grandmother always tell us when we where kids, that if we want to have a good vision or we don't want to wear reading glasses early is that we should always it some carrots for better vision. Carrot is rich in beta-carotene. A substances in the body will be converted into vitamin A, vitamin, which is very important for the function of our Retina. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotene's. Carrots' antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision. However, vitamin A will not treat blindness and vision can only improve if the vision problems are not caused by lack of vitamin A. In addition to a role as pro-vitamin A, beta-carotene as protective against cancer because it is an antioxidant.

Antioxidant is a compound that can neutralize free radicals: unstable molecule produced by various chemical processes normal body, or by solar radiation, cigarette smoke, and the influence of other environment.

In the body, the majority originating from free radical complex chemical process used when the oxygen in the cells. Radical free-radical chemicals that are not complete it can "steal" of particles from the molecule-molecule to another. He then produces a compound-rocker compound and create a chain reaction that can damage cells, by making fundamental changes in the genetic material and important parts of other cells.

Simply, the way of free radical damage to cells with the same oxygen causes paper changed color yellow or become rancid butter. In addition to the beta-carotene, carrots also contain antioxidants fenolat acid.

Studies have been conducted widely in humans show that the pattern of food that included carrot, despite the small amount, per day can reduce the incidence lung cancer around 50 percent.

1. Lower cholesterol

Can also help lower blood cholesterol. Research shows, the consumption of fresh carrot / raw 200 grams a day for three weeks can reduce blood cholesterol rate of 11 percent.
It means one percent decrease in cholesterol synonymous with heart disease risk reduction of approximately two percent. So, strictly with the carrot for three weeks, the risk of heart disease is estimated to gain can be reduced 22 percent.

2. Lower risk of stroke

Addition to reducing the risk of heart disease, carrots can reduce the risk of suffering stroke. Eating carrots, at least five times each week can reduce the risk of stroke affected 68 percent of the carrot one time, or less than, a month.

That large-scale research findings of Harvard University, U.S., conducted on almost 90,000 female nurses for eight years.

Harvard previous study found that consume extra beta-carotene contained in carrots around one and a half days each stem can reduce the likelihood of stroke by 40 percent. This decline is clearly on those who consume beta-carotene 15-20 mg per day versus those who consume beta-carotene only 6 mg.

When analyzing the blood of 80 patients within 24 hours after stroke affected, the researchers found, patients with stroke in the amount of vitamin A on average, including beta-carotene, have more opportunities to survive (survival), have fewer neurological damage, and recover the same once.

3. Cooked more absorbed

The rate of beta-carotene contained in carrots (754 ) almost two times more than the content of beta-carotene in the kangkungs (380 ) and three times more than the content of beta-carotene in the leaves caisins (286 ).
Beta-carotene found in carrots is higher than that found in spinach (409 ). The more orange color of carrots, the higher the rate of beta-carotene carrot.

To maintain vitamin astringent-carrot maximum, rubbing / brush it carrot, peeled do not, unless the skin is very hard or have been damaged / disability.

4. Choosing carrot

carrots that look fresh, firm, smooth and shapely with interesting color. Avoid carrots that cracked, wrinkled / wrinkled, or rubbery. At the time of purchase carrot that the top of the green still cling, make sure the green looks fresh.

Keep the carrot in the refrigerator. Should release the green / stored before the first cut.

5. Carrot juice benefits

Carrot juice is also good to drink pregnant women.

Beta Carotene content of the fruit is also anti-oxidants, a good candidate for mother and baby. In addition, anti-oxidants also help slow the aging process. Other fruits rich anti-oxidants are the berry. Both these fruits can be blended together or separately.

Tips Benefits Carrot juice

- Carrot juice as a useful anti-inflammatory and invigorate the skin.

- Carrot juice can help prevent cancer

- Carrot juice to help take the spots in the skin

- Carrot juice consumed each day able to overcome the rough skin pigmentation .

Maybe for some people, carrot juice feel uncomfortable, but good for our health and harmless to try.


ROSSEL said...

my daughter loves carrots. this is very informative. thanks.

Electronic Medical Records said...

I would love to drink carrot juice after reading this.For being so effective on health and also reducing or helping deal with the problem of pigmentation.

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