Carrots are another of the staples we don’t really think about, but they have some rather impressive health benefits.

Skin health

The vivid orange colour of carrots is thanks to beta carotene. This compound naturally diffuses into fatty tissues such as those in the skin, where it can offer localized antioxidant protection and anti-inflammatory activity. This is ideal for conditions such as acne and eczema.

Eye health

The old saying that carrots can help you see in the dark isn’t true. I bet that comes as a shock! It was actually part of wartime propaganda. That said, carrots do offer some benefits to eye health, thanks to the beta carotene. This fat-soluble nutrient can accumulate in the eyes and offer protection against free-radical damage, which may help protect against cataracts.