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April 14, 2014

Does Eating More Carrots Really Help Your Eyes?

At some point in our lives, we have all heard that eating extra carrots will improve our vision. So without questioning it, we ate more carrots. But do carrots really help with eye care or is it just a myth?

Carrots do contain a lot of vitamin A, which is good for our eyes. So yes, carrots help, but vitamin A isn’t a vitamin that most people tend to have a deficiency in, so eating more carrots won’t necessarily improve your vision, nor are they any more helpful than other fruits or vegetables that are high in vitamin A.

Some fruits and vegetables that contain a lot of vitamin A are, sweet potato, dark leafy greens, squash, dried apricots and cantaloupe. In fact, in addition to vitamin A, vitamins C and E are also known to reduce the chance for cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Foods like bell peppers, guava, kiwi, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, spinach, nuts, seeds, and avocados are all great foods to eat. Some fruits and vegetables may have more vitamins than others, but in general, eating a well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, helps keeps your body and eyes healthy.

If you have any questions about high vitamin foods, age-related macular degeneration, or want to speak to an eye care specialist, visit our website at www.eastwesteye.com or call 877-871-1684 for guidance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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