3 Healthy Reasons to Eat Carrots

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Yes, it’s good for the eyes, but it does not end there. Carrots are low in calories, healthy for the heart and immune system and can even make wounds heal faster.

Here are 3 reasons why you should eat more carrots.

Good Cholesterol

Carrots contain a large amount of soluble fiber, so it has been suggested they can help lower “bad” cholesterol (LDL) levels and raise “good” cholesterol (HDL) levels in the blood. This effect reduces the risk of blood clots and the cardiac complications associated with them.


Several studies have indicated that cooked carrots contain a greater amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants are an important component that helps protect cells from free basic damage and slows down cell aging. High exposure to free radicals increases the risk of developing a variety of unwanted medical conditions—including cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and more.

Low Calories

If you are going for a healthy and balanced weight loss, carrots can be a perfect snack for you. They are rich in water and low in calories. Medium uncooked carrots contain about 25 calories. The fact carrots have a crispy and juicy texture helps them be a worthy substitute for all sorts of less recommended snacks like chips and savory snacks that are high in calories, fat and sodium.