Health benefit of tuber crop(Carrot)
Much of the research on carrots has focused on carotenoids.
Reduced risk of cancer
Diets rich in carotenoids may help protect against several types of cancer.
This includes prostate, colon, stomach cancers. W
omen with high circulating levels of carotenoids may also have a reduced risk of breast cancer.
Dated research suggested that carotenoids could protect against lung cancer, but newer studies have not identified a correlation.
Lower blood cholesterol
High blood cholesterol is a well-known risk factor for heart disease.
Intake of carrots has been linked to lower cholesterol levels.
As a low-calorie food, carrots can increase fullness and decrease calorie intake in subsequent meals.
For this reason, they may be a useful addition to an effective weight loss diet.
Individuals with low vitamin A levels are more likely to experience night blindness, a condition that may diminish by eating carrots or other foods rich in vitamin A or carotenoids.
Carotenoids may also cut your risk of age-related macular degeneration.
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