You’ve probably heard it before…eat your carrots or you’ll get bad eyesight!
But does eating carrots really affect your vision? Is it a fact or a myth?
The vegetable’s vitamins support overall eye health.
Beta-carotene, an antioxidant found in carrots, is a compound that the body transforms into vitamin A, a crucial ingredient for eye health.
Insufficient vitamin A can result in blindness. Vitamin A can help protect against macular degeneration and cataract development, the leading causes of blindness.
Vitamin A will help keep your vision healthy; it won’t improve your vision.
There’s one more catch to vitamin A’s powers. Because vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, one needs to eat it with fat in order to fully absorb it and its benefits.
So make sure you eat a nice piece of carrot cake today on World Carrot Day and keep your eyes healthy!