The weather and soil of India are perfect for a good carrot crop. Indians can enjoy the red carrots or the desi gajar for the seasonal months and the other orange carrots all throughout the year. There is definitely a difference between the taste and nutritive value. We just experienced the red carrot season and I have developed a really easy pressure cooker Gajar ka Halwa recipe which will be shared later on in this post.
Eating carrots daily can keep spectacles away. In fact this is only one of the well-known benefits of carrot that is why this humble vegetable is added in the list of super foods.
Here are 10 Amazing Health Benefits of Carrots
1. Boosts eye health
Is your child struggling with poor eyesight? Don’t worry, its carrots to the rescue! Carrots had always been regarded as the fool-proof traditional remedy for a 20/20 vision. The high level of vitamin A in carrots aids and boosts healthy eyesight.
2. Aids weight loss
Your diet should definitely include carrots if you are on a weight loss journey. They are high on fiber, and it gives a feeling of fullness and prevents you from bingeing on other fatty foods.
3. Ensures bowel regularity and helps in digestion
Eating carrots is just like a natural detox. Vitamin A helps with the bile secretion in the liver and flush toxins from the body. The high fiber content of carrots helps to regulate the digestive system.
4. Cancer Prevention
Carrot is well known for its Cancer preventive properties for both men and women. Carrots not only contain antioxidants, but alpha-carotene and bioflavonoids in carrots have been associated with lowering risks of cancer on a large scale.
5. Glowing Skin
If your skin has dull age spots or is showing signs of aging, you can use eat a carrot to get it glowing again. The vitamin A and antioxidants found in carrots help protect skin from sun damage restore youth.
6. Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
Studies show that diets that contained a good quantity of carrots help in lowering cardiovascular disease. Carrots contain beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and also lutein which also reduces cholesterol levels because of the soluble fibers in carrots.
7. Healthy Teeth and Gums
Chewing on Crunchy carrots clean your teeth and mouth. It is a natural mouth freshener and cleans the plague of the teeth just like a toothbrush and toothpaste does. Chewing of carrots also stimulates the gums and ensures the production of saliva to balance the acid-forming bacteria.
Pressure cooker Carrot Halwa recipe.
2 cups shredded carrot
½ cup fresh cream
1 cup milk
3 tbsp sugar
3 tsp ghee
1/4 cup dry fruits chopped
1 pinch cardamom powder
1. Place the pressure cooker pan on low flame. Heat one tsp ghee and then add shredded carrots.
2. Now sauté this for 5-7 mins. Then adds milk and cream and mix it in
3. Put on the pressure cooker lid and cook for 3 whistles in medium flame.
4. Open the pressure cooker and add sugar at this stage.
4. Cook in medium flame until the liquid dries up. Also, add the remaining ghee.
5. Add cardamom powder, chopped dry fruits stir well and switch off the flame.
6. Your Carrot halwa is ready now. Serve it as you like, hot, warm or cold with a dollop of icecream.
This was my Blog post for letter C – Benefits of Eating carrots and a Pressure cooker Carrot Halwa Recipe. Click here to read my post on letter B.