Carrots remain to be the favourite vegetable of young and old alike. The very sight of fresh carrots being taken out from the veggie patch is a delightful sight in itself. Carrots are high in their nutritional value and are abundant in almost all the life-supporting nutrients.
Carrots are one of the richest sources of Vitamin A. Carotene present in this vegetable gets converted into Vitamin A by our body. It is indeed amazing that a mere hundred gram of carrot supplies around eleven thousand milligrams of A vitamin. Freshly extracted juice of carrot is found to be effective in controlling cold. Carrot juice contains certain vital nutrients that boost the body’s immunity power. Teenagers who suffer from acne menace are often advised by doctors to take in one glass of fresh carrot juice daily. Experts consider cool carrot juice as an effective natural cleansing agent.
Carrots are good for eyes as well. The combination of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and the mineral silicon present in carrots ensure that you can see even in dim lighting. Other major minerals present in carrots include chlorine, sulphur, phosphorous and magnesium. Chlorine present in carrots is vital for the proper functioning of liver. Sulphur provides a cleansing and antiseptic effect on the digestive and circulatory systems. The three minerals calcium, phosphorus and magnesium are essential for ensuring the strength of bones.
Phosphorus is essential for the health of skin, hair and nerves. The vital Magnesium content present in fresh carrots enables mental development, digestion of fats and the metabolism of mineral salts such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium, and Potassium. Sulphur also forms a major ingredient of Insulin, the hormonal function of which is to convert carbohydrates into energy. Another nutrient in carrot, which deserves mention, is Vitamin E, the muscle vitamin. It promotes the efficiency of the entire muscular system by the effective utilisation of oxygen.