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Are carrots fattening?

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Carrots are not fattening. They can help people lose weight naturally and healthily. Carrots can satiate one's appetite with less calories but with adequate nutrients that the body needs.

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Are carrots fattening?
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Carrots have respectable amounts of fiber in them to fight the accumulation of fat. Half of its fiber content is soluble fiber calcium, which lowers blood-cholesterol levels. Carrots can also serve as an alternative to fat. Carrots can be used instead of cream (which contains fat) as a thickener in soups, sauces, casseroles and quick breads. Aside from being a fat-fighting food, carrots also contain a high level of beta-carotene, which contributes to healthy eyes and helps prevent cancers of the stomach, cervix, uterus and the oral cavity. Carrots also contain antioxidants to reduce the risk of heart disease.

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