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Are Carrots Really Good For the Eyes?
"Yes, they are, along with all other foods rich in vitamin A," says Michael F. Marmor, a professor of ophthalmology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The body uses vitamin A to support nerve cells in the retinas that help maintain normal vision. People who are deficient in A are susceptible to a host of vision problems, such as night blindness. Many red, yellow, orange, and leafy green vegetables―including sweet potatoes, kale, mangoes, and papayas―contain vitamin A, as do eggs and liver.