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Health benefits of purple carrots

Health benefits of purple carrots

Carrots are loaded with many nutrients like vitamins and minerals. There are different types of carrots like orange, red, and purple. Carrots are low in calories, hence ideal for those who want to lose or manage their weight.

All types of carrots are rich in vitamin A, B, and C, and minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron etc. Besides, purple carrots are packed with anthocyanins.

They have the following health benefits:

  • The anthocyanin content in purple carrots reduces cholesterol levels in the body, and thereby heart problems.
  • They ease symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and ulcerative colitis. Some studies showed that purple carrots could reduce inflammation in IBD.
  • Purple carrots help lose weight. They are rich in soluble fibre. Some studies proved that anthocyanin-rich foods help manage weight and prevent obesity. A study showed that the consumption of 200 grams of whole carrots had significantly reduced the intake of a meal and thereby helped in the prevention of the accumulation of more calories in the body.
  • Due to their antioxidant properties, they prevent the risk of metabolic syndrome. This syndrome increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular conditions.
  • They are also effective in improving the cognitive ability of the brain. They protect against Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions.
  • They have anti-cancer properties and hence can lower the risk of developing cancer, especially colon cancer. The anthocyanins in these carrots inhibit the growth and protect against breast, liver, blood and skin cancers.
  • Like orange carrots, purple carrots are also used in salads, juices, and soups. In addition to that, you can use it in the following ways:
  • Roast them with olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can also add your desired herbs to them.
  • You can also add them to smoothies and stir-fried recipes.

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