Scientists at the Universities of Exeter and Glasgow have discovered a link between carrots and staying youthful! Apparently Carotenoids which give carrots their orange colour help to slow down the ageing process. According to the experts who tested their research on male stickleback fish! eating Carotenoids (found in carrots), made the male fish live longer and boosted their sex appeal! Whether it has the same effect on humans remains to be seen! All the more reason to eat your carrots!