Scientists have discovered that a daily espresso, teamed with a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables, has a protective effect on the eyes.
They found that coffee consumption can help ward off age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in the elderly.
New research has found, for the first time, that those who enjoyed a “Mediterranean” diet rich in fruit and fish, teamed with a strong coffee, were less likely to suffer eye problems.
Researchers studied a Portuguese population to see whether sticking to the diet affected people’s risk of AMD.
Their findings revealed a significant reduction in risk in those who ate a Mediterranean diet, particularly among those who consumed more fruit and caffeine. The researchers opted to look at caffeine because it is a powerful antioxidant also known to be protective against other conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
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