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Besides better heart health, do veggies help in other ways?

Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which acts as both an antioxidant and a pro-vitamin.

Antioxidants can slow aging by countering cell damage. They can help prevent death by cancer and heart disease.

Pro-vitamins are chemicals that can be converted into vitamins by our bodies. The body can convert beta-carotene into Vitamin A, which helps the immune system to fight off disease and infections. 

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