Updated: Oct 1, 2019
"Eat your carrots, they help you see in the dark". Did your mum tell you that? Mine did. I don't think I ever really believed her but she was actually telling the truth. Well, to an extent. You see carrots are rich in Vitamin A as are a number of other foods such as broccoli, eggs and sweet potato and Vitamin A is essential for the development of bones, skin and eyesight. It also strengthens the immune system.
Remember, Mum's know best!!
When a deficiency in Vitamin A occurs a person may suffer from night blindness and suffer from skin conditions.
Vitamin A supplements are often recommended therapeutically for sufferers of skin conditions such as eczema, acne or psoriasis. It is also recommended for night blindness. It's important to note that that Vitamin A as a supplement is not recommended for pregnant women as an excess of Vitamin A can cause birth defects.
So there you go. Next time your mum tells you to eat up your veg, you should definitely do just that.