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Are Carrots Good For You?

by Toni Olukiran

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We all know the saying carrots help you see in the dark — and we’ve already had a look at this myth. But are carrots good for you? Here’s what you need to know.

Carrots are a root vegetable that many of us are familiar with eating, either cooked or raw. Carrots are native to Europe and Southwestern Asia, though it is believed that it likely originated from Persia. Fun fact: carrots actually used to be white until around the 16th century. 

Are carrots nutritionally rich?

Carrots are known for their robust nutritional profile. It is a great source of many essential vitamins, including vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and vitamin K1, all of which promote a mixture of healthy bones, development, and energy. It is also a good source of potassium, as well as key plant compounds, such as beta-carotene, which helps the body absorb vitamin A. 

Are carrots good for you?

Carrots are an excellent vegetable to add into a balanced diet. They are rich in carotenoids which may help reduce the risk of cancer, help lower cholesterol, and just as the saying goes, can help with eye health by preventing eye degeneration later in life. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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