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Carrots, Ginger, Lime and Apples Reduce the risk of heart disease and protect your eyes The posi...
Carrots, Ginger, Lime and Apples
Reduce the risk of heart disease and protect your eyes
The positive health effects of carrots can be largely attributed to their carotenoid content (vitamin A). Carrots also provide a decent amount of fiber which offers its own host of benefits. Carrots contain several phytochemicals with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory behaviors that help reduce the risk of heart disease. The polyphenols in carrots have been shown to increase bile secretion, which decreases cholesterol and triglyceride levels.3 The fiber in carrots also assists in keeping cholesterol down. Furthermore, carrots contain about 9% of the 4,700mg recommended intake of potassium.4 Potassium is known to lower blood pressure levels. Because these compounds tend to accumulate in the retina, they are particularly helpful in preventing age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of vision loss.5
Regular consumption of carrots and other orange vegetables is a good way to protect your eyes against the effects of aging and environmental damage.