Eyes on the prize

Good Health Choices - - Be Informed -

An ap­ple a day may keep the doc­tor away, but an or­ange a day could pro­tect your eye­sight. Re­searchers at the West­mead In­sti­tute for Med­i­cal Re­search fol­lowed more than 2000 adults for 15 years, and found that those who ate at least one serv­ing of or­anges a day re­duced their risk of de­vel­op­ing late mac­u­lar de­gen­er­a­tion later on by 60 per cent. It’s thought that the eye-pro­tect­ing ef­fects of or­anges are down to the flavonoids in the fruit, which have im­por­tant an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory ben­e­fits for the im­mune sys­tem.

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