This month I have been reading up (in etCETera magazine) about nutrition and eye health as I’m really interested in finding out what is actually beneficial to our sight. We’ve all heard the phrase “eat your carrots, they’ll help you see in the dark”…but is there any truth behind it?!
Carrots contain substances that are converted to vitamin A by the body. Vitamin A is essential for cell growth and ocular development and a lack of it can lead to night-blindness. So yes, eat your carrots!
Other foods that have been proven to help your ocular health are leafy green vegetables such as spinach and foods high in omega-3 fatty-acids like oily fish and walnuts.