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Carrots: A Supreme Veggie

If you’re like me, you heard all the time as a child to eat your carrots because they were good for our eyes.

And while this is true, they can benefit us in so many other ways.

Vision is of course a top benefit

Just one large carrot or 1 cup, can provide us with  100% of the daily target for vitamin A. This important nutrient (which acts as a cell-protective antioxidant) may even help protect against cancer, age-related macular degeneration, and measles. A deficiency of vitamin A can lead to a condition called xerophthalmia, which can damage normal vision and result in night blindness.1

The vitamin A we can get from carrots comes from two carotenoids called alpha-carotene and beta-carotene. But these aren’t the only nutrients in carrots that are important for vision. The antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin found in carrots also enhance eye health. These two natural compounds protect the retina and lens.1

Carrots are full of benefits. They may promote healthy vision, balance your blood sugar, help with weight management, lower your risk of cancer, regulate blood pressure and so much more.

You won’t regret incorporating more of this vegetable into your diet.

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