Carrots contain the highest level of beta carotene out of all vegetables. Beta carotene converts to Vitamin A in our bodies, aiding our vision. Hence, we are told, especially when we are young, that it is essential to eat carrots in order to have good eyesight.
The beta carotene also acts as an antioxidant which fights the free radicals (cancer causing molecules) that lead to illnesses like heart disease and cancer, as well as loss of central vision, otherwise known as macular degeneration. This can leads to the patient being unable to recognise faces in some cases.
Beta carotene also helps your body to absorb fibre effectively.
Carrots are meant to heighten sex drive as well as strengthen kidneys.
They are also considered excellent for lowering blood pressure and hypertension.