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Carrot: Health Benefits And Disadvantages

Carrots have several health benefits. Carrots contain vitamin A and help prevent xerophthalmia, a progressive eye disease. Xerophthalmia can cause night blindness.

Carrots also contain the antioxidants; lutein and zeaxanthin, and the combination of the two may help prevent vision loss.

Carrot also helps to keep the hair soft and shiny. Vitamin A and E in carrots will also help to stimulate hair growth.

Carrots help to prevent skin discolouration, which is a common problem Today. Carrots contain vitamin C and iron help in normalizing skin colour.

In general, carrots are a rich source of dietary carotenoids. They help promote weight loss, improve immunity, reduce the risk of cancer, support heart health, may help bones, support gut health, are good for diabetes management and support cholesterol balance.

The disadvantage of carrots is that too much of it causes tooth decay and develops a condition known as carotenemia where the skin becomes yellowish.

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