Can Vitamin C Help with Your Vision?

Playing Drs. Rx: Did you Know Vitamin C Might Prevent This?

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.

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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.

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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!