Carrots are a root vegetable, usually orange in colour (though they can be purple, black, yellow, red or white) packing some serious health benefits. The beta-carotene in carrots is a potent antioxidant that protects against free radicals (atoms or molecules that are highly reactive with other cellular structures because they contain unpaired electrons, and they are contributors to many diseases and cancers).

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, providing more than 200% of your daily requirement in just one carrot. The beta-carotene in carrots is a natural chemical that the body changes into vitamin A. Evidence suggests that eating more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, such as carrots can help reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Carrots are also rich in minerals and fiber.