There are several studies that support that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants can reduce the risk of developing cancer and cardiovascular diseases—and one of these vegetables is the carrot, as it contains the antioxidant components carotenoids, which reduce the development of free radicals in the body.
Another study showed that smokers who did not eat carrots faced three times the risk of lung cancer than smokers who ate carrots more than once a week.
Even better, a Japanese study has shown that beta-carotene is associated with the prevention of colon cancer. Carrot juice extract appears to kill leukemia cells and inhibit their growth, according to a 2011 study. In younger men, beta-carotene also appears to be protective against cancer growth. of the prostate, according to a Harvard study. The benefits of carrot, of course, extend beyond its anti-cancer properties.
In particular, in people suffering from a lack of vitamin A, eating foods that contain it - such as carrots - can help with the vision problems that this lack creates. Of course, through many researches it has been confirmed that the benefits for vision can be... seen only by people who are already deficient in this important vitamin, and it is not going to improve another person's vision more.
Finally, the antioxidants and phytochemicals in carrots can help regulate blood sugar, delay the symptoms of aging, but also boost the immune system.
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