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Updated February 05, 2014

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Oranges for Healthy Vision
Oranges and Eye HEalth
Joe Biafore

Oranges are good for your vision because they're an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium, and they also contain fiber, calcium and folate.

Oranges will do more than keep your eyes healthy. The folate found in oranges, other fruits and green leafy vegetables is essential for early neurological development in embryos, so women who are pregnant or might become pregnant need to get plenty of folate from foods (or take folic acid supplements).

The potassium and fiber will help to keep your heart healthy, and the vitamin C is important for immune system function, strong connective tissue and healthy blood vessels.

With their tough protective peels, oranges make great take-along snacks. You can also enjoy a glass of orange juice anytime.

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Source:

Age-Related Eye Disease Study-Results. National Institutes of Health National Eye Institute. Accessed September 09, 2009. http://www.nei.nih.gov/amd/.

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