Did you know that cataracts are the number one cause of poor vision in the world? In Singapore alone, the condition affects 63.6 percent of people between 60 and 64 years, and 94.6 percent of people 75 years and older.
But there is a solution: Vitamin C!
A new British study has found that foods loaded with Vitamin C can help ward off cataracts.
Women who reported consuming more vitamin C-rich foods have a 33 percent risk reduction of cataract progression over the decade and their lenses were also clearer overall.
While one cannot totally avoid developing cataracts, they are able to delay their onset and keep them from worsening significantly by eating a diet rich in vitamin C.
Dr. David Tanzer, an ophthalmologist and chief medical officer for Abbott Vision said that “these study findings are particularly meaningful because cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40. Many companies, like Abbott, are heavily investing in new research and development to find better treatment options for this disease, but it’s promising to know that people can take an important first step in reducing their risk by making healthy food choices.”
But before you go chugging a glass of orange juice to ward off eye disease, check out our gallery of 12 foods that actually contain more Vitamin C than oranges: