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Can carrots make you see better?

Can carrots make you see better?

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet which includes eye health foods will be good for overall wellbeing as well as eye health

Carrots are one of the many sources of Vitamin A which is essential for optimal eye health. Other rich sources of Vitamin A include milk, fish, broccoli, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and dark-green leafy vegetable such as spinach, kale silver beet. A diet deficient in vitamin A can lead to night blindness and other eye problems. But vitamin A deficiency is rare in Australia although pregnant women and those with bowel disease may be at risk.  No amount of carrots will improve your eyesight if you already have a well balanced diet.

Other important nutrients for eye health include; Omega-3 (sources include all fish and shell fish, fish oils containing liver and butter), Zinc (sources include oysters, seafood, nuts and legumes), vitamin E (sources include nuts and whole grains), vitamin C (sources include citrus fruit, berries and tomatoes), and selenium (sources include nuts).