We know the saying goes, 'An apple a day keeps a doctor away', but a carrot can come in quite handy too. Containing vitamins A, C, K, B8, Pantothenic acid, occurring food folate, potassium, iron, copper and magnesium, carrots are considered to be extremely rich in antioxidants. Not only do they make for an excellent tool against heart disease, consumption of carrots can also help lower cholesterol levels by 11%.
Carrots help reduce blood pressure, reduce the tension of blood vessels and arteries and also contain a number of antiseptic and antibacterial properties which help strengthen the immune system. It also promotes digestion since it's extremely fibrous in nature. It further also helps reduce several types of tumor-related risks especially the ones associated with lung cancer.
This might also be a good time to mention that your mom was right about eating carrots for good eyesight. Since they contain vitamin A, they can help get rid of blurred vision. So, looks like you need to start eating carrots STAT. Stay tuned for more health related updates.