Health Benefits of Eating Carrots

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We all know food provides energy to our body. It acts as a fuel to generate energy which keeps our body working. When I was small I did not like to eat vegetables at all. But Mumma used to prepare colourful salads for me every day. She always narrates the importance of eating right for maintaining a good health. In our school, we learn the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables.

Today I will tell you all about the benefits of eating carrots. Carrots are available throughout the year and can be used for making various dishes, juices, and cakes.

  1. Reduces Risk of Cancer And Cardiovascular Disease – Experts suggest that eating antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits like carrots helps in reducing the chances of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Research says that the juice extracted from carrot can kill leukemia cells and hinder their progression.
  2. Improves Vision – It is said that deficiency of Vitamin A often leads to eye problems. Consuming carrots reduces the risk of glaucoma and other eye diseases as they are a rich source of Vitamin A. They also contain lutein which decreases the risk of cataract.
  3. Better Cognitive Function – Carrot is useful for improving memory, management of cognitive functions and lowers cholesterol level.
  4. Safeguards Liver – Eating carrots helps us in protecting our liver.
  5. Anti-inflammatory Benefits – Carrots have anti-inflammatory properties and provide significant benefits even when compared to any anti-inflammatory drugs such as Aspirin, Celebrex etc.
  6. Lowers The Risk of Diabetes Type 2 – Researchers say that people with certain typical genetic variations, can reduce the risk of diabetes type 2 by consuming carrots.
  7. Boost Immunity – Carrots contain numerous antibacterial and antiseptic properties which help to boost our immunity. It instigates the formation of white blood cells which play an important role in guarding the body against diseases.
  8. Good Dental Health – Consuming carrots increases the saliva production and keeps our teeth clean. It also kills all the harmful bacteria in our mouth and helps in reducing the risk of tooth cavities.
  9. Healthy Glowing Skin – The antioxidants and vitamin A present in carrots guard the skin against sun damage. It prevents pigmentation, blemishes, acne, early wrinkles, uneven skin tone etc by detoxifying our system and building new cells. Consuming a healthy diet rich in vegetables and fruits provides a glow to our skin.

When my grandmother visits our place, she prepares delicious dishes with carrots. She always tells me about the health benefits and nutritional value of all colourful vegetables. She also insists on eating different types of fruits to meet all the nutritional value of our body.

 



Benefits Of Following A Healthy Diet Plan

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Mamma says eating right food has lots of benefits. It not only helps in fighting against certain health problems but also helps us to maintain a proper body weight. A healthy diet plays an important role in stabilizing our mood and making us feel energetic. Mamma says that if the intake of processed meats, sugary snack, takeaway food is more we may experience a higher rate of depression, stress and, anxiety than rest. But to be healthy and fit we need to make a diet plan and follow it. Daddy says that making a diet plan does not mean putting strict dietary restrictions or denying ourselves from our favorite foods rather than this, we should focus in eating fresh and healthy foods instead of processed and junk food.

To maintain a sound health, it is important to have a properly balanced diet consisting of vitamin, protein, mineral, fat, and carbohydrate.

  • Vitamin

Vitamins are an essential compound that helps our body to grow and function properly. Vitamins are broadly classified as fat soluble and water soluble. They help to boost our immunity, heal wounds, strengthen our bones. Insufficient vitamin intake can cause serious complications and endanger our health. Consuming a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat, fish, lentil, milk and milk products, is important for us to stay healthy.

  • Protein

Protein plays a vital role in building, repairing and maintaining our tissues. It helps in maintaining proper functions of our immune system, controls the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Protein is used to produce enzymes, hormones and other chemicals in our body. It acts as an important building block for the development of bones, cartilage, muscle, skin, and blood. The rich sources of protein are dietary products, fish, poultry, nuts, beans, and seeds.

  • Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate provides the main source of energy to our body. The three major types of carbohydrate are fiber, starch, and sugar. Oatmeal, spinach, brown rice, peas, lentils, apples, banana are a good source of carbohydrate. Consuming insufficient carbohydrate may cause fatigue, weakness, headache, constipation, nausea etc.

  • Fat

An adequate amount of fat is required to support metabolism, maintain the health of various tissues, provide immunity, and help in absorption of nutrients such as vitamin A and D. Fat lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart diseases and stroke. Fats such as fatty fish, avocado, sesame oil, peanut, olive, butter has lots of health benefits.

Our teacher says that minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium play an essential role in the healthy functioning of our body. She even told us that a properly balanced diet will play an effective role in strengthening the immunity level of our body which will keep us away from diseases.

My doctor aunty says that the dietary requirement varies from one person to another. It is based on several factors such as age, sex, height, weight, physical state.

So, I told daddy to make a proper diet chart for me so that I can be healthy physically, mentally and socially.