Carrots: Nutritional and Skin Benefits

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carrots nutritional benefits

With a host of nutritional benefits, the properties of carrots may come across as a myth but it is not! Carrots really help your eyesight. This is due to the beta-carotene which gives carrot the orange colour. It contains vitamin A in large quantities in the form of beta-carotene. Due to the nutritional benefits of carrot, it has been considered as one of the top most desired vegetable for salad.

One way of consuming carrot is to make carrot juice. It is sweet and blends well with other fruit. Carrot juice helps to remove indigestible fibre and is rich in minerals. Carrot juice also improves skin texture. Another way is to cook and mix carrot into your fried dishes or soup.

Carrot seed oil is another way of treating your skin right. The presence of beta-carotene and vitamin A help to keep your skin alive. It maintains the elasticity of the skin which happens to sag at one point or the other. These oils have been used regularly in many skin care products. It protects the sun damaged and wrinkled skin while keeping skin firmer and more radiant due to its anti-aging properties.

Carrot oil, another important part of carrot, has a lot of benefits. The presence of carotenoids helps to reduce the damage due to ultra-violet rays. By protecting your skin from ultra-violet rays, it also protects you from skin cancer. It provides a natural tanning boost to your skin when applied. The carrot root oil if mixed with any of the other base oil helps your skin tremendously. It also helps cures dry skin problems and rejuvenates the basal layer.

Excited to incorporate carrot into your skin care routine? Try out these simple skin care remedies.

1. Grate one carrot and mix it with a spoonful of honey. Apply this mixture on your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Use regularly for a healthy glow on your skin.

2. Carrot juice can be applied on blemishes regularly to help them fade way

3. Make your own carrot skin mask using raw carrots and lemon juice. Grate the carrot and add some lemon juice to it. Apply this mixture on your face and neck. You can do the same with cooked carrots by blending them and adding 5 tbsp of yogurt. Apply it and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. 4. Mix pineapple and carrot juice together and apply this mixture on your face and leave for 15 minutes. Wash it and pat it dry.

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