Carrots offer anti-diabetic benefits, according to a Food and Nutrition Sciences review, despite their high sugar content.
One large carrot (one cup) provides 100% of the vitamin A daily requirement. This antioxidant vitamin may prevent cancer, age-related macular degeneration, and measles.
In addition to fiber, carrots contain 88% water. Richness comes from the mix. A 2021 Nutrients study indicated that carrots have a lower BMI and obesity rate than other vegetables.
Antioxidants in carrots reduce lung, colorectal, prostate, and leukemia risk. Antioxidant beta-carotene reduced cancer rates, especially colorectal cancer.
Carrot potassium helps control blood pressure. This mineral balances sodium levels and removes excess sodium and fluid, relieving heart pressure.
A 2019 Foods review suggests carrots' phenolics may protect cardiovascular disease. Antioxidants help reduce blood sugar and cholesterol in these compounds.
Vitamin A helps develop and preserve mucous membranes, supporting the immune system. Germs are blocked by mucous membranes.
Carrots contain anti-inflammatory chemicals. Lutein, an antioxidant that protects the retina from macular degeneration, may also affect brain function.