Promoting Your Health with Carrots
Do you remember the bugs bunny cartoon series that old warner bros cartoon, I remembered him most for his famous phrase “what’s up doc” as he chewed on a piece of carrot, I am sure this made eating carrots interesting for a lot of children
I know of a family member who was inspired by this, from a toddler she would say what’s up doc and began to chew on a carrot stick talk about inspiration, what a way to get a child to eat her veggies. In this article, we will be looking at carrot varieties, the nutrients that they contain, and how they can help us combat certain illnesses.
You can also check out this article (vegetable Garden ) on how to grow carrots.
Chantenay carrots are fat round shape carrots that grow best from summer-fall, these carrots can grow in just about any soil, The sweet taste of chantey is great. Chantenay carrots taste great in coleslaw.
Danvers carrots are broad shaped that also has a good taste, these carrots grow best in a well- drain soil when the weather cools down a bit.
I love baby carrots because you can use them just as they are in soups and salads, these carrots also have a sweet taste. Baby carrots grow best in soils that are well-drained and which are also rich in compost.
Nantes carrots also have a sweet taste, Nantes is picky when it comes to soils and prefers a soil that is well-drained or sandy where the organic content is high.
Imperator carrots are fat carrots with a long shape, imperators grow best in soils that are rich in organics.
Now that we have learned about the different varieties and what it takes to produce a good harvest, we will be looking at some fun facts about carrots that are so amazing.
1. Carrots are considered to be a large root.
2. It is said that chewing on raw carrots regularly keeps your teeth clean.
3. Carrots aids in good vision.
4. It is said that carrots sticks which are soft can become crunchy once again if soaked in cold water.
5. Carrots are the second most popular vegetable.
6. The green tops of carrots can be eaten.
7. Carrots contain 88% water.
8. At one time carrots were grown for medicine, not for food.
9. Carrots can either be eaten raw, cooked, or can be turned into juice.
10. It’s said that eating too many carrots can actually cause your skin to turn orange.
Vitamins content of carrots
Carrots are loaded with Vitamins that do our bodies so much good, what are these Vitamins?.
Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, molybdenum, niacin, beta-carotene, antioxidants, folate, and fiber.
Carrot health facts
What illness can carrots help us combat?.
- Carrots can help in giving us good vision.
- Helps to prevent heart disease.
- Helps to prevent cancer
- Carrots help to slow down aging.
- Cleanses the body.
- A diet that contains carrots helps to lower cholesterol.
- Carrots juice helps to fight leukemia.
- A balanced diet that contains carrots helps beautify the skin.
- Aids in hair growth.
- Carrots are known to be a good blood sugar regulator.
The final word
Our health is one of our greatest assets and we must do all that we can to maintain it, by adding veggies to our diets we will not only be promoting our health but prolonging our lives. So let’s make veggies a part of our diet.
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14 thoughts on “Nutritional Facts About Carrots”
Interesting facts about carrots and information that I could look into about the benefits.
I never knew that carrots could be so beneficial. First time I’ve read about most of the benefits.
Do you have any links to research that gives more details on how carrots work to, for example, reduce cholesterol, fight leukemia, etc… or other benefits?
Hell Dave thanks for the follow, you can also check this site out. http://www.carrotmusem.co.uk/nutrition3.html. Hope this helps and have a good day.
I love all of this great information about carrots. It certainly gives me the information to pass on to my kids about WHY eating their carrots (and other veggies) is so important. they see it as a nuisance but as a parent I see their vegetables as key to their long term heath!
Hello llyssa hope that you are having a great day, thanks for the follow and for your kind words. Glad that I could help and have a great day.
Very very good page! nice and vivid colors which i like. interesting and really useful thoughts for those who wants to live a healthy life. i also like your website’s name its really matching with the lifestyle what you present here. I hope many people will find your page, and accept your ideas!!
Hello Dan thanks for the follow. you can also check this site out, http://www.carrotmusem.co.uk/nutrition3.html. Hope this helps and have a great day.
I love carrots sautÃ©e. That has been my preferred choice of side order ever since I was a child.
Your article is very good and informative
Colors and great pictures are very appealing.
I also like the fact that you inserted a fun section there.
Not diving too deeply in the tech/nutrition stuff makes it popularly understandable.
Hello Caito thanks for the follow and for those very kind words, Have a good day.
Carrots, beautiful carrots! I eat and munch and chew on them every day!
I love to juice them and then dehydrate the pulp which I sprinkle on my food for extra fibre. Don’t do it all the time as I’d have mountains of the stuff!
Funnily enough, I’ve never been real successful in growing them. I want to as otherwise I’m always chasing organic which isn’t always available. Got any ideas?
Hello Marilyn it is so good to meet you, sorry for taking so long to respond. Sounds like you are a real fan of carrots from what you said, carrots are a good source of Vitamins that does our bodies a whole lot of good. I don’t know if you have tried this method of growing carrots but you can follow this link, hope this helps and please do pass the word along of my garden website. Thanks again and if i can be of furthure help to you just let me know. Have a good day.linkhttps://staging-gardenofedengardencenter.siterubix.com/vegetable-garden
I love carrots, and first thing that comes to mind is that they help vision. I really never knew there were so many different kinds of carrots! And the meals you show look absolutely yummy. I did not know you could eat the green tops, but I don’t know if that is something I would want to do anyway, lol. And thankfully, I don’t eat too many as I don’t want orange skin!
Hello lol Matt’s Mom i am sure that you will not turn orange. Glad that you liked my post on carrots and if there is anything that i can help you with please give me a shout, and can you please tell others about my website. Thank you and have a good day.
I always knew carrots and potatoes were good for you but I always thought it was just because they were vegetables. My moms voice saying “eat your vegetables” as a kid is burned into my memory. Now I say it to my kids all the time. With all the chemicals being used today, I guess I should be more observant of what I am eating and why. Great info on the benefits here. thanks.
Good after Jason eating our veggies is so important, the benefits that they can do for our bodies is just amazing. Thanks for those kind words have a good day and please do tell others about my site. Thanks again. gardenofedengardencenter.com