There is no doubt that our eyes are an essential organ that allows us to conduct our day-to-day life. Another fact is that with age our vision becomes less and less good. Can eating carrots change that?Well, as is the way of rumours, in this case too there is a sliver of truth that raises the old myth for discussion every time anew.
Carrots do not improve vision in cases where there is visual impairment, but if it makes you stop consuming it, you should listen to the full explanation. If you didn’t know, carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A which helps maintain the health of the retina and protects against age related macular degeneration. In addition, it helps delay the onset of cataracts and even improves night vision.

The carrot also contains carotenoids (organic pigments found in it), called lutein and zeaxanthin, which help absorb the rays that manage to sneak into the eye, mainly through prolonged viewing of screens. These serve as a kind of internal sunglasses that filter out the harmful light radiation that may cause cumulative damage to our eyes. By the way, lutein and zeaxanthin are also present in green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, kale and parsley.

Bottom line? It is true that carrots do not have healing abilities, and at the same time, eating them can help to a certain extent in maintaining the health of the retina. Beyond that, it is important to note that carrots have additional nutritional properties related to general health, which make them a highly recommended vegetable for regular consumption.Dr. Fadi Haddad, is an ophthalmology specialist and glaucoma surgeon at North District United

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