New Carrots Rich in Antioxidants Help to Boost Vision

by VR Sreeraman on  November 23, 2009 at 3:42 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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 New Carrots Rich in Antioxidants Help to Boost Vision
Farmers have grown a novel form of carrots that are 40 per cent richer in antioxidants and can boost vision compared to normal varieties.
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The superfood, which is set to hit the market next week, is 40pct rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant the body converts into vitamin A and boosts health.

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It has been found to improve vision in dim light, strengthen body's immunity to infections such as winter colds and flu, and helps maintain healthy skin.

The new Super A carrots that are intensely orange with a sweet taste were developed by growers in Shropshire.

"Eating Super A carrots is the ideal way to boost your intake of beta-carotene which as well as converting to vitamin A is also an antioxidant." Antioxidants help protect body cells from damage," the Daily Express quoted M and S nutritionist Claire Hughes.

Dr Elisabeth Weichselbaum, of the British Nutrition Foundation, said a lack of vitamin A could lead to eye problems and even night blindness.

However, researchers have warned that consuming huge quantities would not improve night vision beyond its natural limit.

Source: ANI
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