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Vitamin C:

Vitamin C helps the body have healthy bones, skin, and blood vessels. It also helps the body form and maintain connective tissue found in the cornea of the eye. The recommended daily consumption for Vitamin C is 90mg for men and 75mg for women per day. Citrus fruits and many vegetables are excellent sources of Vitamin C. With all that we know about Vitamin C, it is not as well known that Vitamin C is also good for your eyes.

Vitamin C and Your Eyes:

Not only does Vitamin C help form and maintain connective tissue in the cornea, it also helps reduce the risk of cataracts. A healthy supply of Vitamin C can also reduce vision loss from macular degeneration. Some easy sources of Vitamin C are of course Oranges and Orange Juice, but what about other kinds? Orang Juice does have the daily recommended amount for women (75mg), but sweet red peppers have the most with 283mg. You can also eat sweet green peppers (133)mg, Strawberries (86mg) and Broccoli (82mg). Of course, these aren’t the only consumables that provide a sufficient amount of Vitamin C., there are plenty of things out there for you.

If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us at Scott & Christie Eyecare Associates at either our Cranberry or Pittsburgh location.

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