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Most people are familiar with the saying that carrots are good for your eyesight, but is there any truth to this statement? It turns out that there is! Carrot consumption increases vitamin A, while deficiencies of vitamin A can, “lead to night blindness” (difficulty adjusting to low lighting) says Rebecca Taylor, an opthalmologist interviewed in an NPR article. According to yoursightmatters.com, a website run by eye care professionals to inform the public on how to protect their vision, states in an article, “Lutein, which is found in carrots is an antioxidant that protects the retina from macular degeneration which is also helpful to protecting eyesight.”

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