Eating oranges protects you from blindness with age


Eating oranges protects you from blindness with age

Orange is characterized by its delicious taste and its richness in vitamin C, which gives it many health benefits, but what is the relationship between it and the health of your eyes?

The results of a new study published in the scientific journal (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition) revealed that eating one orange a day can reduce the risk of blindness by nearly 60%.

The authors of the study indicated that with age, the risk of age-related macular degeneration, which is the most common cause of severe vision loss for those 50 years and older, increases, but eating oranges may protect them from it.
The researchers explained that this relationship comes as a result of oranges containing a lot of flavonoids, which promote the health of the eyes and protect them from the aforementioned disease.
Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties, and they work to enhance the efficiency of the body's immune system.
Although these flavonoids are found in many fruits and vegetables, it is not yet clear the relationship between their presence in oranges and the protection of eyes from blindness.
The researchers were able to reach these results by targeting 2,037 adults, with an average age of 49 years.
The results showed that those who ate oranges regularly had a reduced risk of blindness with age, compared to those who did not eat them.
The researchers confirmed that eating an orange once a week had a good effect in this regard, in addition to its various health benefits.