You may grow up with the understanding that eating carrots can help eyesight. In fact, you believe, the eye is damaged can be re-heal as many eating carrots.
This belief, if traced back, probably originating from the war against Germany. British soldier mocks capabilities German pilots see at night, eat all the carrots mentioned because they meet.
The myth that eating carrots can repair the vision, the same as other good myth, actually contains truth. Either a little or a lot.
Yes, the carrot is full of beta-carotene, which is converted by the body into vitamin A. Vitamin A is a molecule that helps the basic functions of the eye.
For example you from the light and into the dark room. After a few minutes, your eyes can adjust. That's because vitamin A.
In the back of your eye there are receptors that require fat-soluble molecules (vitamin larit vitamin A is fat) to help you see in low light. Some kinds of other vegetables do the same for you.
In countries where people are very deficient in vitamin A, vitamin supplementation is done up to the outposts to prevent increasing cases of vision, especially in children, said Keith West, a professor in the department of public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg. West specializes in studying the role of vitamin A in the body.
In the United States and other developed countries, the average person should stop eating every vitamin A for several months before they can be deprived of this vitamin, said West again.
Vitamin A is stored in the liver, and was issued piecemeal body needs.
Keep in mind, vitamin A can not repair damage to eyesight obtained from birth. The body can only change the amount of beta-carotene at a time.
When you eat too many carrots, residual beta-carotene that are not converted will be stored in the fatty tissue under the skin. This is what causes the skin to be pseudo-colored orange.
Too many vitamins can cause hair loss. In fact, worse than that can damage your liver or heart.
According to The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, the daily requirement of vitamin A for adults is:
• men aged 14 years and older need about 900 mcg of vitamin A daily.
• women ages 14 and older need about 700 mcg of vitamin A daily.