Myth: Carrots Give You Night Vision
Truth: It was often told to everyone as children that they should eat more carrots, as it would improve their night vision. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Carrots are pretty good for your eyesight, but they’re not that good. Vitamin A, which the body creates after eating carrots, helps the eye to convert light into a signal that can be sent to the brain.
The downside to this is that vitamin A is fat-soluble, which means that it’s stored in fat and isn’t easy for the body to get rid of, so if you continue to eat too many carrots, you’ll end up with an overdose. This appears as a yellowish coloration to the skin and changes in your bowel movements. It’s better to have a varied diet instead of bingeing on a lot of carrots just to improve your eyesight. They work well, but they’re not a miracle cure.