The carrot, for many of us, is a  relevant vegetable in gastronomy . It is even one of the elements that are added in the  diets to lose weight . It is for that and many more benefits that we are going to talk about this multifaceted vegetable.The carrot, whose scientific name is ” Daucus carota “, belongs to the apiaceae family. Its cultivation results in eastern and western carrots.It is a  tuber , which is the  growth of a root . It develops inside the soil, like zucchini, potato, onion. It does not grow like a fruit, as do the tomato, the chili, the coffee, the grapes.It has a sweet flavor, so it is ideal to be consumed without accompaniment, both raw and cooked, or as part of a large number of dishes and desserts. In addition, it has a wide range of nutritional properties, which we explain below.

10 benefits of carrots

1.- Is diuretic

2.- Contains natural sterols

3.- It is rich in potassium and phosphorus

4.- Contains Beta-carotenos

5.- High fiber content

6.- Source of Vitamin A

7.- Helps hematogenesis

8.- Nourishes and protects the skin

9.- Regenerates nails and hair

10.- It is simple to prepare

It is diuretic

It has a high water content, so it detoxifies the body and helps to drag and expel substances through the kidney pathways. It has as a consequence weight control, by releasing fats.

Contains natural sterols

The carrot helps through these substances to the solubility of bad cholesterol, to displace it and thus avoid conditions such as arteriosclerosis and worsen the condition of hypertension, for example.

It is rich in potassium and phosphorus

The elements potassium and phosphorus, contained in the carrot, work as  electrolytes , ions that, being present in the water that is drunk daily, help better retention and hydration. Thus, fatigue is mitigated.

Contains Beta-carotenos

Los beta-carotenos son sustancias antioxidantes, que ayudan a regenerar las células del cuerpo, y a la vez, a prevenir el envejecimiento de las que se encuentren en funcionamiento.

Alto contenido de fibra

La zanahoria es un gran apoyo ante problemas de estreñimiento, ya que aporta la fibra necesaria para transportar mejor los residuos del bolo alimenticio, a través del intestino grueso, donde ya se le ha removido la mayor proporción de humedad.

Fuente de Vitamina A

La vitamina A, también llamada Retinol, protege la retina y previene la formación de cataratas, mejorando la salud de la vista para la edad avanzada.

Ayuda a la hematogénesis

La zanahoria contiene altos niveles de hierro y cobre, elementos metálicos que participan en la hematogénesis, que es la creación y el aumento de glóbulos rojos (eritrocitos), previniendo condiciones como la anemia.

Nutre y protege la piel

La zanahoria es una gran aliada para impulsar la caída de las células de piel muertas, para el surgimiento de nuevas y más limpias capas del tejido. Elimina impurezas superficiales y desaparece las manchas provocadas por la exposición a la radiación del sol.

Regenera uñas y cabello

Gracias a la vitamina A presente en este tubérculo, las uñas y el cabello pueden retomar su brillo y fuerza, reforzándose sus cadenas de queratina.

Sencilla de preparar

The carrot, either whole or cut into pieces, is a simple food to prepare and consume, to be added every day to the daily menu.

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Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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