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