“Eat your carrots. They’re good for your eyes,” mothers and fathers everywhere say to their child when these taproots were served at the table. Most kids don’t question their parents (after all, they’re always right). So, were, in fact, your parents correct?
Yes, they were. Carrots are a super food for your eyes.
Why Are Carrots So Good For Your Eyes?
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is a carotenoid pigment found in many orange foods. Beta carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A. After consuming carrots, the beta-carotene is converted by the body into useable Vitamin A. Vitamin A is the foundation of good eyesight. In fact, Vitamin A deficiency is one of the leading causes of blindness. If eating the orange stick-like vegetable still has you sitting at the table after dinner as punishment, fret not. You can get your dose of “good-for-your-eyes vitamins” from other sources.
Where Else Can You Find Eye Health Nutrition?
Bilberry and vision health go hand in hand. Bilberry is rich in vitamins that are good the eyes, and it’s tastier than carrots. The only problem is that bilberries are extremely hard to get in their fresh state, especially here in America. They grow wild in Europe. The eastern blueberry may be considered a close cousin after all. However, it’s not really the same. The good news is that Botanic Choice has several great bilberry supplements to support eye health.
Lutein is another source that is great for the eyes. It’s often called the “eye vitamin.” It occurred naturally in many veggies and fruits, including marigold flowers. The benefits of lutein include protection from free radicals and reduces the risk of macular degeneration and significant cataracts. Botanic Choice only uses FloraGLO® Lutein in our products such as Opti Gold Vision Formula which is a high-quality, marigold-sourced form of lutein.
What you eat does affect your eyes. That’s why eating foods high in Vitamin A and rich in beta- carotene is essential for kids and adults of all ages. What other health-related sayings did your patents used to tell you growing up?