Does the Carrot Really Masquerade Miraculous Eye Benefits?

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2013 by Dr. Binoy Jani

Ophthalmic experts at Vista Eye

“The discrepancy doesn’t lay in the awareness the benefits carrots has to offer, but the problem lies in realizing how critical the need is” says Dr. Jani, cornea specialist holding an expertise in Laser Vision Correction, Cataract surgery, Glaucoma treatment, Blepharoplasty, Botox, Ophthalmic Plastics and Diabetic Eye Care.

The faced paced lives and the outbursts of short cut junk food pose a lucrative option for the generation of today to indulge in. Children and youngsters prefer the fat- laden burgers, hi-cholesterol fries and carbonated drinks anytime over healthy food. Dr. Jani along with all the ophthalmic experts at Vista Eye are queried time and again on the importance of carrots for the eye and most importantly the way they can convince their children of their importance and inculcate in their daily diet plans.

There are two aspects to the question, first this should be established and clarified that carrots definitely do not treat a bad eye, promising a 20/20 vision. Second it definitely and surely delays the weakening of the eye sight as the beta carotene present in it is converted by the body into Vitamin A which is an active ingredient for eye health. The vitamin helps in keeping the surface of the eye and eye lids healthy at the same time beta carotene offers as a shield for your eyes acting as a potent antioxidant.

However for the second part of the question to involve your children in healthy diet we at Vista Eye would always advice the lucrative way the vegetable could be served, like a tempting dip accompanied with it would serve the purpose of offering a temptation to the taste buds meanwhile pulling off the effectiveness and essentiality of the carrot. Children however are smart today and once a while educating them of the benefits of the vegetable could really help in breaking the ice.