Remember ever watching The Magic School Bus, either with your kids or by yourself? There's an episode that always resonates with me when I think of The Magic School Bus, the one where Arnold continuously eats Seaweedies and turns orange--they were high in carotene. Of course, carotene is related to carrots and if you eat tons and tons of it you can in fact turn orange (we could then use another color of the rainbow to describe people?). Here's a site by a man who tries to turn himself orange by eating lots of carrots, he calls it The Orange Man Project: http://orangeman.commo.de/
Well when I was younger, knowing that carotene was connected to carrots--I didn't really like carrots--and how carotene helped better vision, I would scarf down carrots, kind of like a squirrel feasting on acorns. I hoped that one day my eyesight would miraculously get better, but it never did. I came to realize that food plays a large part in diet, but, honestly, it's no cure for cancer and what not. It can help reduce or increase certain physical attributes and capabilities, but you can't completely rely on it to solve all your problems.
So don't binge on carrots for better eyesight! Your efforts will only turn you orange!
What foods did you binge on that you thought would help you...but then DIDN'T?