Know these carrot facts before you grab one to munch on next time

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Raise your hands if you have been nagged by your parents when you were young to eat some crunchy sliced carrots.

Carrots are put on a high pedestal by health experts and common public because of their highly nutritious nature. Carrots, that are loaded with vitamin A, should be included in the regular diet.

Here are some of the amazing benefits of carrots:

• Beta-carotene is what gives carrot its vibrant colour. It is a powerful antioxidant that is beneficial for the health of skin and hair.

• Included in your diet, carrots can help you attain glowing skin.

• While buying carrots, make sure that they are vibrant orange in colour, has soft skin and are not split.

• Regular sized carrots are the best.

• Avoid eating raw carrot in excess.

• An overdose of beta-carotene might turn the skin yellow.  

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