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Carrots have a lot of beta-carotene, a compound your body changes into vitamin A. But too much beta-carotene may cause problems for people who can't change it to vitamin A, such as people who have hypothyroidism.

From: Health Benefits of Carrots WebMD Medical Reference

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Khoo, H. , Aug. 13, 2017. Food & Nutrition Research

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Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on August 06, 2019

SOURCES: 

da Silva Dias, J. Vol. 5, Dec. 2014. Food and Nutrition Sciences

The National Gardening Association: "More Colors for Carrots."

U.S. Department of Agriculture Household USDA Fact Sheet: "CARROTS, Fresh."    

U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service: "Basic Report:  11124, Carrots, Raw."

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin K."

University of California San Francisco: "Increasing Fiber Intake."

Mayo Clinic: "Mayo Clinic Minute: Why You Should Pick Carrots for Good Health," "Dietary Fiber: Essential for a Healthy Diet."

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "5 Top Foods for Eye Health," "Protect Your Health with Immune-Boosting Nutrition."

Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems (Cultivate Michigan): "Carrots."

Buscemi, S. , Sept.18,  2018. Nutrients

Khoo, H. , Aug. 13, 2017. Food & Nutrition Research

Stanford Children's Health: "Constipation in Children."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Eating, Diet, & Nutrition for Constipation."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Beta-Carotene."

Eroglu, A. , March 14, 2012. Journal of Biological Chemistry

Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta Carotene Cancer Prevention Study Group, , April 14, 1994. New England Journal of Medicine

Rasmussen, H. , June 19, 2013. Clinical Interventions in Aging

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on August 06, 2019

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