Mayo Clinic Minute: Why you should pick carrots for good health
The main selling point for carrots has been how they protect eyesight. However, Kate Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic dietitian, says there are many other reasons why this root vegetable should be a regular part of your diet.[embedded content]
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Carrots check a box that government health officials say should be filled every day.
“So the recommendation is that we have one serving of an orange or yellow vegetable each day,” says Zeratsky.
Zeratsky says that’s because root veggies like carrots pack a lot of nutritional punch in each crunch.
Carrots contain a compound called beta-carotene that’s converted to vitamin A in your body. Vitamin
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