Benefits of carrots to prevent health and prevent disease

Carrots have a variety of colors, such as purple, orange, yellow, red, white, and also black. However, in Indonesia the orange carrot is easier to find in the market. This vegetable is easy to consume for children and adults, whether it is eaten directly (raw) or processed and mixed with other foods. In addition to healthy eyes, what are the benefits of carrot vegetable?

 Benefits of carrots to prevent health and prevent disease

Carrot Benefits

The content and benefits of carrot for health

Vitamins and Minerals

Carrots contain vitamin A that can maintain eye health, growth, development, and immune function. In addition, vegetable carrots contain biotin (vitamin B) which is useful in the metabolism of fats and proteins.  Vegetable carrot contains Vitamin K1 which is important for blood clotting and improving health.

Potassium, one of the minerals present in carrots is responsible for regulating blood pressure and vitamin B6, which plays a role in transforming food into energy.


Carbohydrates in carrots have a low glycemic index, so do not directly increase blood sugar levels after consumption. Therefore, carrots are well consumed by diabetics.


On carrots contain pectin, cellulose, hemiselulose, and lignin fibers. These fibers will help lower the blood sugar level by slowing down the digestion of sugar and starch. In addition, the fibers contained in carrots also feed the bacteria well in the intestines thereby improving intestinal health and preventing constipation.

Other compounds

Carrots contain many compounds, such as lycopene, carotenoids and lutein, anthocyanins as antioxidants, and beta carcinoids that process vitamin A, as well as polyacetylenes as bioactive compounds that keep the body from cancer cells.

Benefits of carrots to maintain health and prevent illness
Here are some of the benefits of carrots for the body in preventing some diseases and maintaining the health of body organs.

1. Preventing Heart disease

Consuming more orange carrots and other vegetables may decrease the risk of coronary heart disease by 32%. In addition, carrot consumption can also reduce the risk of heart attack in women. This is because carrots can lower cholesterol levels in the body and blood pressure.

2. Various types of cancer

Consuming carrots routinely can protect the body from various types of cancer such as stomach cancer, prostate cancer, bowel cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, and breast cancer. A high beta carotene and carotenoid content prevents the occurrence of all diseases. A study shows that smokers who consume carrots more than one fruit in a week can lower the risk of lung cancer.

3. Caring for the eyes

Beta carotene, vitamin A, and lutein in carrots can prevent the eye from disorders of the disease, such as cataracts, glaucoma and refractive abnormalities (Miopi, astigmatism and Hypermetropi).

4. Maintain Brain health

High intake of roots of vegetable bulbs, including carrots, can improve the cognitive power (thinking ability) of a person and also the memory.

5. Anti-inflammation

Carrot Vegetable Extract prevents the body from inflammation. Even the effect is almost equivalent when compared to the consumption of the drug n ² such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib.

6. Antiaging and Skin Health

Antoksidan, polyphenols and carotenoids in orange and violet carrots help prevent aging by reducing free radicals from sunlight and pollution to the body.

7. Maintain oral health

Consuming carrots after eating can reduce the risk of perforated teeth because it helps to increase saliva production to clean teeth.

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