Apricots Protect Vision Better Than Carrots in Older Adults
You have probably heard many times that eating carrots promotes better vision. While this vegetable is extremely beneficial for the eyes and general health, research finds eating several pieces of fruit per day, especially apricots, is even better for protecting the vision of older adults.
Apricots contain carotenoids called lutein and zeaxanthin, which are absorbed into a structure of the retina called the macula lutea. As this is the part of the eye affected by age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the consumption of fruits rich in this compound may help prevent the disease.