Carrots and Vision: A fascinating history lesson!
Did you know it's a myth that carrots help you see better? This myth has an incredible story that dates back to WWII! It is true that carrots are a good source of beta-carotene. It is also true that beta-carotene is needed in photoreceptors for us to see. However, getting extra beta-carotene does not improve vision. This myth was started in WWII by the British government to hide newly developed RADAR technology. During the 1940 Blitzkrieg, the German Luftwaffe would often st