Vision

Eat an Orange to Keep Macular Degeneration Away

Stop at the grocery store on the way home because new research shows that eating oranges can help lower the risk of macular degeneration, which is a leading cause of age-related blindness. Most people sit in front of a computer all day at work staring into the blue-light screens.

However, a new study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that eating just one orange a day can reduce macular degeneration by 60 percent.

According to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, macular degeneration causes more vision loss that glaucoma and cataracts combined, and affects up to 10 million Americans age 55 and older each year. The disease is also currently considered incurable, so prevention wherever possible is absolutely key.

Oranges are known for their vitamin C content, which is a powerful antioxidant. They’re also a good source of B vitamins, vitamin A, calcium, potassium, and compounds called flavanones.

Try to implement oranges into your diet. Cut some up for a salad, take one to work as a snack instead of chips. Orange, like carrots, have a ton of eye-protecting flavonoids.

Not only will you see a vast improvement in your vision, but your overall health too!