The results of a new study published in the scientific journal (The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition) revealed that taking one pill a day can reduce the risk of blindness by up to 60%.

The researchers based on the study indicated that with age, the risk of age-related macular degeneration increases, which is the most common cause of acute vision loss for those aged 50 and over, but eating oranges may protect them from that.

The researchers explained that this relationship comes as a result of oranges containing a lot of flavonoids, which promote the health of the eyes and protect them from the aforementioned disease.

Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties that enhance the body’s efficiency.

Although these flavonoids are found in many fruits and vegetables, it is not clear yet the relationship between their presence in oranges and the protection of eyes from blindness.

The researchers were able to reach these results by targeting 2,037 adults, with an average age of 49 years.

The results showed that those who ate oranges regularly had a reduced risk of blindness with age, compared to those who did not eat them.

The researchers confirmed that eating an orange once a week had a good effect in this regard, in addition to its various health benefits.