Eat an orange a day to delay age-related vision loss

Worried about losing your vision as you age? Well, the answer may lie in an everyday fruit. Studies show that eating an orange a day helps keep the eyes healthy.

Macular degeneration is a condition linked with old age. It causes vision loss at the centre of the field of vision.

Studies show that people who ate at least one serving of oranges every day had more than 60% reduced risk of developing late macular degeneration 15 years later.

This could be the result of flavonoids in oranges that help prevent vision loss.

Flavonoids are antioxidants found in almost all fruits and vegetables. They have important anti-inflammatory benefits for the immune system.

Even eating an orange once a week seems to offer significant benefits shows the study.

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