Carrots ‘help protect against cancer’

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Carrots are supposed to be good for your eyesight, but now doctors say they reduce the risks of suffering from heart disease – Britain’s biggest killer – and can protect against cancer.

Vegetables such as sweet potatoes, pumpkins and winter squashes – as well as carrots – are packed with carotenoids, which scientists say help fight off disease.

The anti-oxidants are also found in dark-green vegetables such as broccoli, green beans, and green peas, and may help combat lung cancer.

Researchers found these veg are packed with alpha-carotene, saying high blood levels of the antioxidant was linked with a reduced risk of dying over a 14-year period.

The Telegraph

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