Bugs Bunny, always depicted munching on a carrot, may have been onto something. Carrots contain beta-carotene that breaks down into vitamin A, which controls cell growth and development, and also helps fight infection. Vitamin A is also associated with its most celebrated health benefit improving your vision. Getting enough vitamin K helps your body respond to injury. Eating carrots contribute to your daily intake of vitamin B6 that aids in the function of your nervous system. Getting enough vitamin B6 also helps your body make hemoglobin. The fiber in carrots has cholesterol-lowering properties. Carrots are much more than just the sum of their individual nutrients. Carrots are linked with a lower risk of coronary heart disease and the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Choose brightly colored carrots that are smooth, firm and relatively straight. They can be eaten on their own, raw or cooked or chopped or shredded into salads, stews, soups and other dishes. The bottom line? Eat your carrots however you think they taste best just eat more of them.