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Quick Myth of the Day: Carrots are Good for Your Eyes

While grandma may have told you, "Eat carrots! They're good for your eyes!" as a child, this isn't actually the case, says the American Dietetic Association. In other words, carrots won't necessarily improve your vision, AARP reports.
It also won't reverse damage done to the eyes, and it won't cure macular degeneration. (The number one cause in poor vision in Americans over 65.) However, it may help slow the process. For more info on macular degeneration, check out this AARP Magazine piece on newer treatments.
In the meantime, there's nothing wrong with eating carrots anyway - they're still good for you! (And one of the yummier vegetables out there, in my humble opinion.)

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