While it’s an old tale told to encourage small children to eat vegetables, the notion that carrots can improve your eyesight is not without some truth.
Carrots contain high levels of vitamin A that plays a key role in vision, helping the retina to absorb light.
That other orange favourite, sweet potato, can also be of use as, like carrots, they are high in beta carotene and a source of vitamin E.
Although beta carotene on its own may not help eyesight, the reason for its inclusion is that the body uses it make vitamin A, which does help improve eyesight.
Source: | This article first appeared on Express.co.uk