7. Oral Health
Fiber-rich foods like carrots increase saliva production, which is key to preventing cavities (10). Some of the nutrients in the root are also antibacterial, helping prevent tooth decay and infection.
Plus, foods containing carotenoids lower your risk of mouth, pharynx and larynx cancers (11).
8. Prevents Cancer
High amounts of beta-carotene are found in carrots and improve immune function so much that they can help kill cancer cells by activating carcinogen-metabolizing enzymes.
Each carrot variety has its own beneficial compounds: purple carrots contain anthocyanins, red ones are full of lycopene, and yellow ones have lutein (12).
Studies have shown that carrots lower your risk of developing lung cancer, colorectal cancer, leukemia, and prostate cancer (13).