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Many studies have shown that consuming apricots are highly beneficial for your ophthalmic health. (2)
Consuming two or three servings of apricots in a day has proved to be beneficial in preventing age-related Macular Degeneration.
Macular degeneration is a disorder of the eye and is one of the major causes of loss of sight in older people. It also helps in strengthening the optic nerves in your eyes.
It also lowers the risk of another major eye-related illness called Neovascular ARMD. The carotenoids and the various vitamins especially Vitamin A and Beta Carotene present in apricots are responsible for reducing the risk of developing this disorder.
Vitamin A with Carotene and Lutein prolongs vision in people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa and delays the loss of peripheral vision.
It is also considered an excellent remedy for alleviating dry eyes symptoms. In younger people it has been found to slow the progression of Stargardt’s disease- an inherited eye disease.(6)
Wrap up: Vitamin A and Beta Carotene in Apricots strnethens optic nerves of eyes and protect from macular degeneration and other eye diseases that result in complete or partial loss of vision.