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Superfood Carrots get a (Vitamin) A+ Exam

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New superfood: Carrots add more than the total daily value of Vitamin A, a must for vision health.

In South Carolina, Lexington Medical Center experts have elevated carrots to level of a superfood for many reasons. One reason is that carrots contain 200%+ of the recommended daily value of Vitamin A, which helps form pigment in eye cells needed for both night and color vision.

Other reasons to pull up those carrots include:

  1. Antioxidants, to fight free radicals, inflammation and cellular damage; and to reduce the signs of aging
  2. Fiber, to flush out your gut
  3. Vitamin K1 (plus potassium and vitamin A), to support bone health and decrease cholesterol (and blood pressure)

Further, those who have trouble with sugars and carbohydrates can usually eat carrots due to their low glycemic index. Try this recipe for superfood carrot goodness!

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