17 Feb '12, 9pm

Carrot nutrition facts

Carrot nutrition facts

Photo: matka_Wariatka /Shutterstock The mighty carrot had a lot going for it even before Bugs Bunny discovered its unique health benefits. In fact, you can go back thousands of years and find mentions of carrots in books and literature. What’s the allure? Certainly, this root vegetable has an appealing taste and a uniquely crisp texture. But beyond those two things, there are several carrot nutrition facts that make it a welcome addition to most anyone’s diet. The Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health states that foods rich in Vitamin A — such as carrots — can help with the following: Bone growth Cell differentiation (cells know which tissue to become a part of, like blood, brain, lungs, etc…) Immune system regulation (white blood cell production to fight off viruses and bad bacteria) Surface lining integrity (eyes, lungs, intestines and urinar...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/carrot-nut...

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