Eating Carrots is Good for Your Skin


carrots for skinEat carrots have been known to be good for the eye. But that’s not the only benefit of carrots, a recent research shows that eating carrots can make the skin healthy and glows, which makes people more attractive.

Researchers at St Andrews and University of Bristol shows that women and men who diligently eats  strong colored vegetables and fruits like carrots and pulm, can have a luminous yellow skin that are considered very attractive and healthy.

Vegetables and fruits which typically contain strong colored pigments are called carotenoids. This substance is found in fruits and certain vegetables and plays an important role in giving the skin a glow.

“The relationship between yellow skin glow and carotenoid opens new strategies to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables,” says Ian Stephen, one of the scientists involved in the project, according to AFP .

Stephen said it only takes two months of regularly eating carrots to be able to see the results on the skin.

“Telling people to eat vegetables and fruit with a reason for not having a heart attack at age 40 years may seem harder than to say that vegetables and fruits can make a person more attractive in recent months,” Stephen continued.

The results of this study will be published in the Evolution and Human Behavior journal March 2011 edition of the The Grocer magazine.

Daucus carota or carrots are vegetable plants grown throughout the year. In addition to eye and skin health, the vegetables contain lots of beta-carotene, vitamin A, protein, fat, carbohydrate, calcium, phosphorus and iron which can also serve to lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels and clean pinworms.