Carrot is rich in antioxidants and is a great source of manganese, magnesium, potassium and dietary fibre.

You can have it as a snack as it is low in calories and keep your weight in watch.

“Eat your carrots; they are good for your eyes!” This advice was common in the United States growing up. Since the missionaries in developing countries had noted improvement in the vision of malnourished children when eating carrots. ¬†Carrots (a vegetable that grows almost anywhere outside of the polar areas) — are added to the diets of children with impaired vision.

Since carrots are rich in vitamin A, a deficiency of which can, therefore, lead to ulceration, dryness, and even perforation of the cornea of the eye and cause night blindness.

Over 50 years ago, Dr. Fredrick Stocker had studied a diet of rice, sugar, fruit, and fruit juices. He found that such a diet would lower both blood pressure and pressure of the aqueous fluid inside of the eye. The elevated aqueous fluid pressure is associated with glaucoma, an eye disease that can slowly cause permanent loss of vision.

Currently, the Age-Related Eye Disease Study, a very large evaluation of elderly patients which began years ago at Harvard University, is still ongoing, shows that large amount of antioxidant vitamins (including those that are in most vegan diets) when combined with supplemental zinc in pill form, deters the development of macular degeneration. This is a blinding condition – in many of the elderly.

In fact, when polled, several nationally known authorities observing the effects of these diets on the visual system, as well as the body as a whole, find no adverse effects but only benefits on the visual system.


Adam McKay

This article is contributed by Rethink Food: 100+ doctors can’t be wrong, written by Lee Duffner, MD.