I remember being about nine years old and espousing the scientific fact, "If you eat carrots you will be able to see REALLY well" I felt so proud to have this really meaningful bit of knowledge. Most likely collected from Gilligan's Island episode 28 where Gilligan finds a crate of radioactive seeds, Mary Ann plants them and eats so many carrots she can see far out to sea.
In reference to this I found some rather funny thoughts on the subject on Snopes... worth a peek..
You don't have to look far to find information on the benefits of eating carrots. They are high in Vitamin A and beta carotine which to helps sustain good vision.
I began to thin carrots in one of the overflowing garden beds today- arms loaded down by the tremendous greenery the carrots produce- end result I began to resemble a pageant winner in 4H.
After de-greening the gems- I gently used a paring knife to remove superfluous roots.
Tossed with olive oil, Maldon salt and a bit of pepper then inserted in to the oven at 400 degrees.
Gently tossing carrots after 25 minutes they were done to perfection and quickly consumed.
Although things are still blurry- I'm hoping to be able to see clearly now.