How did the British Air Force manage to gun down German aircraft during World War II? It was said that eating carrots was the key to the British pilots’ success.
Carrots are a good source of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that is found in many orange-colored plant foods, such as apricots, sweet potatoes, squash, as well as carrots .
Scientists say that the body uses beta-carotene to make vitamin A that is needed by the retina of the eye in the form of retinal that helps protect vision and especially night vision.
According to recent research, beta-carotene does not convert into vitamin A very efficiently —estimates suggest it requires anywhere from 12 to 21 molecules of beta-carotene to make just one molecule of vitamin A, meaning most individuals would be better off taking vitamin A supplements, if possible, instead of downing carrots .
In summary, the carrot provides many benefits for healthy vision but you should have a balance dietary habit for optimal eye health. Depending on carrots alone will not help. Therefore, it is recommended to take a daily amount of leafy vegetables such as spinach instead which is becoming a popular choice among many people.