Emily Thornberry, UK Shadow Foreign Secretary, recently in BBC’s Andrew Marr show stressed the importance of carrot in the development of children, “If you look at poor children now, they are not thin, they are overweight. That is because of poor eating because of bad eating habits. Part of your education ought to be teaching you about…how you can grow a carrot”
The Tummy-Tummy noodles Research and development (R&D) team came up with the innovation after painstakingly looking at the health benefits of carrots. Tummy-Tummy noodles is the first noodles in Nigeria that introduced vegetable as part of its spice. Carrot is very necessary for the development of a child. We want to explore the benefits of carrot (Daucus Carota)
1. Prevention of Heart Attack
Carrot is known to prevent cardiovascular diseases (CVD). It contains beta-carotene, a pigment found in a plant. It gives yellow and orange fruits and vegetables their rich color. Beta-carotenes are converted into the body to retinol (vitamin A) which is good for skin, boosting the immune system and prevention of heart diseases. American heart Association defined heart attack as when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely. It can be caused by fats, cholesterol and other substances that together are called plaque.
Carrots help to prevent blood clotting, clear the blood vessels.
2. Detoxification of the Body
Carrots contain prevents different toxins from being absorbed by your body. It helps in removing harmful bacteria toxins from the body. It helps to prevent the absorption of toxins by the body. Like a cleanser, carrots help to cleanse our body and sweep it clean. Eating Tummy-Tummy noodles goes a long way towards cleansing your body. The carrot contents of Tummy-Tummy noodles is natural and prepared to meet the health needs of your body. Carrots when digested bind with toxins and waste material and remove them from the colon.
Carrot juices contain certain oils that work on the mucus membranes of the stomach and colon. This helps with digestion and starts your bowels functioning properly.
3. Improved vision
Historically carrots have been known to improve eyesight. Previously we stated that carrots contain beta-carotenes which are converted into the body to retinol (vitamin A). Mythically carrots has been hyped to contain the healing powers to restore vision. Carrots also contain lutein, an important antioxidant known to increase the density in the macula (the yellow-shaped oval area in the center of the retina).
Eating carrots regularly helps to reduce the likeliness of
• cataracts (a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision)
• xerophthalmia (abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye, with inflammation and ridge formation, typically associated with vitamin A deficiency.
4. Boosts the Immune System
The immune system provides a defense mechanism for the body against virus, bacteria and other micro-organisms. It relies on vitamins and minerals for proper functioning, these vitamins and minerals are abundant in carrots. According to a research carried out by www.healtheathy.com, we are going to outline the components of carrots that helps to boost the immune system
• Vitamin A – it keeps the cells healthy and functioning. It assists the growth of white blood cells and must be present for the immune system to activate cells that destroy the infection. Vitamin A also regulates the release of immune cells in the gut (stomach or belly). Lack of vitamin A can weaken your immune system and increases the risk of developing infectious diseases. One carrot has 12,028 international units of vitamin A.
• Vitamin C – it increases the level of antibodies released during the immune response, it stimulates the production of white blood cells that destroy foreign bacteria and viruses. Eating one carrot gives you 5% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
• Vitamin E – it protects cell membrane throughout the body. Obtaining an adequate amount of vitamin E may be important for the elderly. As the body ages, special cells in the immune system called T cells lose their ability to fight viruses. Vitamin E reverses some of the age-related problems in T cells and may improve their ability to fight infections in the elderly. One large carrot has 3 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E.
• Minerals – carrots contain three minerals that are critical to the immune system; iron, zinc, and copper. One large carrot provides 1.5% of the recommended daily intake of zinc and 3 percent of iron and copper.