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Archive for May, 2016

Carrots and spinach help keep your eyesight sharp

Posted on: 12th May 2016

Research

A major new study has found that the carotenoid-rich fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of AMD (age-related macular degeneration) by 35%. AMD is the major cause of failing sight and blindness as we age.

Carrots HI

What should I eat?

The greatest protective effect was among those who ate the most carrots, tomatoes, spinach, oranges and other vegetables and fruits rich in the carotenoids, pigments that give the food their distinctive colouring, and which can be converted by the body into vitamin A.

Young spinach leaves in isolated white background

Source: JAMA Ophthalmol, 2015: published online, October 8th 2015