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Do carrots have great health benefits?

April 2nd, 2013 585 post views

Of course they do. You will never look at carrots in the same way again.

They are amazing.

When you were younger did your parents ever say to you that you need to eat all your vegetables to grow strong and healthy? My parents did and my dad always told me to eat my carrots so I can see in the dark.

I loved these and bonus they would make me see in the dark.

night vision

I was going to have super human carrot power!..

I would wake up at night and check if I could see in the dark. I would look around my room and try really hard to see something,  but couldn’t see a thing. I thought I just needed to eat more carrots! I would munch my way through raw carrots, just like bugs bunny I used to love watching.

  bugs bunny I was very young at the time.

Disappointingly I never did get the super power of night vision, but I do thank my parents for introducing me when young to a healthy balanced diet. I also enjoy all my vegetables now even cabbage!

I have found that there is however some seed of truth with eating carrots and vision.

Carrots have a good source of vitamin A which is important for healthy eyesight. Carrots contain Beta-carotene that helps to protect vision, especially night vision. After beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the liver, it travels to the retina where it is transformed into rhodopsin, a purple pigment that is necessary for night-vision.

Do you know other carrot powers and where the myth originated from about seeing in the dark?

I came across this article which tells you about the origin of the myth and had no idea it was British gunners in world war 11 spreading a rumour – read more. Truly fascinating.

More carrot powers-

Carrot oil is really good for chapped and dry skin and can also make the skin softer, smoother and firmer?  Has also been used in Europe for decades in baby oil, night creams and body lotions.

Carrot face mask give it a go.

Good fibre source, help reduce appetite, increase fullness, control high blood sugars and can help to reduce risk for developing diabetes.

There are so many benefits with carrots for your health, some of which are natural antioxidants, cardiovascular and anti cancer. Amazing how great the carrot is read more

Almost all carrots were originally purple check out how they turned orange as we know them today….

Hope you enjoyed reading some of the amazing powers of carrots. I will always have happy memories as a kid of waiting for my night vision and I am sure I am not the only one!

Claire – Clinic Assistant Lushington Chiropractic

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One response to “Do carrots have great health benefits?”

  1. Ellie says:

    Love your carrot post! I was always told the carrot story when I was younger….we should all believe:) I am infact having carrots for my lunch today! Very interesting links and was really nice to read all of them.

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