Carrot

Daucus Carota Callus Culture

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The health benefits of carrot include reduced cholesterol, prevention from heart attacks, warding off certain cancers and many others. Most of the benefits of carrot can be attributed to its beta carotene and fiber content. This root, which has a scientific name of Daucus Carota, is a good source of antioxidant agents as well. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and potassium. Now, let’s find out how this impressive list of nutrients and organic compounds actually affects human health.•Carrots are rich in vitamin C, helpful in aiding collagen production in the body. Collagen is a protein required to maintain the elasticity of the skin. Thus, regular use of carrots can help in preventing wrinkles, and stalling the process of aging. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that attacks free radicals, and thereby prevents signs of aging like pigmentation, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Carrots have beta-carotene that is a skin-friendly component converted into vitamin A inside human body. It is helpful in repairing skin tissues. Carotenoids and antioxidants in carrots conditions and protects the skin to enhance immunity against harmful sun rays, and heal sunburns. Physicians recommend drinking carrot juice in summers, as it works as a natural sun blocking agent. Dry skin is usually caused by deficiency of potassium in the body. Carrots are rich sources of potassium, and daily consumption automatically leads to skin hydration and moisturizing.

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