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Do Carrots Actually Improve Vision?

POSTED ON February 23, 2012

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Image courtesy of health.msn.com Ever since grade school, you’ve probably been told to eat carrots to improve your vision. But is there any truth behind this? Or were your parents just trying to get you to eat vegetables? Well, it depends who you ask. Carrots contain a nutrient known as beta-carotene, which is a vital nutrient in maintaining good vision. Beta-carotene can also be found in squash, mango ...

Image courtesy of health.msn.com

Ever since grade school, you’ve probably been told to eat carrots to improve your vision. But is there any truth behind this? Or were your parents just trying to get you to eat vegetables?

Well, it depends who you ask.

Carrots contain a nutrient known as beta-carotene, which is a vital nutrient in maintaining good vision. Beta-carotene can also be found in squash, mango and cantaloupe. Dairy products and egg yolks are rich in beta-carotene, too.

But according to further research, no matter how many carrots you eat, you can’t actually reverse eyesight loss or sharpen vision.

While carrots (and all vegetables) should be part of your healthy diet, don’t plan on them single-handedly improving your vision.

Check out this insightful video from Yahoo! News for more about good nutrition for your eyes.

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