EATING CARROTS IMPROVES
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Everyone has heard the old wives
tale that eating carrots improves your vision. The tale is said to be especially
true for improving night vision. Although this sounds like just another way for
adults to get their children to eat their vegetables, there actually is some
truth to this. Although, whether or not eating carrots will stop the need for
ever wearing glasses is doubtful.
The tale is based on the fact that carrots contain
massive amounts of Beta-carotene. The Beta-carotene travels to the small
intestine and there, it is transformed into Vitamin A. Vitamin A can be turned
into the protein Rhodospin and this is a group of cells that is found in the
retina that is very sensitive to light.
The tale started during World War II. The British
used the tale to say that their soldiers who were trained in finding enemy
planes were eating carrots to help them see the planes better. They made up the
lie so that their invention of radar could remain secret, therefore, giving them
an upper hand in the war.
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