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Friday, February 21, 2014

Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Antioxidants protect cells from free radicals, unstable molecules which damage healthy cells. There is some evidence higher intakes of the antioxidant vitamin C decreases the risk of cataracts, slows their progression and reduces the need for cataract surgery. Consuming at least 250 mg of vitamin C daily may be beneficial to eye health, reports the American Optometric Association. Five servings of well-chosen fruits and vegetables can provide 100 mg or more vitamin C. Good sources of vitamin C include oranges, grapefruit, papaya, cantaloupe, green peppers, tomatoes, strawberries and broccoli.

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