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Are carrots good for your eyes?

Are carrots good for your eyes?

Your mother used to say that carrots are good for your eyes. An excuse to let you eat your plate, or did she have a point?

Because your mother says so
New research shows that your mother was right:the dyes in carrots, among other things, reduce the risk of the eye disease macular degeneration*.

The dyes that provide the positive effect are lutein and zeaxanthin. These pigments are not only found in carrots, but also in egg yolk, corn, broccoli, kale and spinach.

For the study, participants themselves reported what they ate, the amount of dye in the body was not measured, but the results are in line with the results of previous studies.

*What is macular degeneration?
Macular degeneration affects the central part of your retina. You can see a gray spot through it and eventually go blind. IT is the main cause of visual impairment.

Source:Health Network | Image:Shutterstock