Vitamin C has many benefits, but could it also lead to better vision? The Doctors investigate the claims of a new report.
A new study from Britain, which looked at 1000 60-year-old female twins, found that those who had a high amount of vitamin C in their diet had a third lower risk of a cataracts over the course of 10 years.
The study notes that getting the nutrient through a supplement did not appear to reduce the risk and getting the vitamin through food was required.
Foods that are high in vitamin C include bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwifruit, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas, and papayas. Other possible benefits to consuming vitamin C may include helping your immune system, lowering hypertension, helping maintain healthy skin and helping with cardiovascular issues.
When it doubt, reach for an orange or an extra helping of broccoli instead of taking a pill -- it could lead to better eye health!