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Why currants are good for you: significant benefits for your eyesight

Elena KozlovaLS Food
Currants prevent vision deterioration
Currants prevent vision loss

Currants contain a significant amount of vitamins A, C, and other antioxidants. However, few people know that it has tremendous benefits for vision.

It contains a significant amount of flavonoids and anthocyanins, which are characterized by their protective effect on the smallest blood vessels in the retina. They prevent eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, according to clinicabaviera.com.

Why currants are good for you: significant benefits for your eyesight

Some studies confirm that 100 g of currants contain 190 to 270 mg of anthocyanins, an amount that has not yet been found in any other natural ingredient.

The benefits of currants for vision

Age-related macular degeneration is a retinal disease that leads to loss of central vision. It is caused by the negative effects of free radicals on the body. And it can be prevented to some extent by following a diet rich in antioxidants.

For this reason, it is recommended to include currants in the diet, as they:

  • Able to counteract the effects of free radicals due to its high vitamin A content.
  • Contains flavonoids and anthocyanins, very effective natural elements for maintaining the blood vessels of the retina in perfect condition, which prevents vision impairment.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties, as it is very rich in essential fatty acids.

Other benefits of currant

  • Improves the functioning of the digestive system due to its high content of fiber, iron, and minerals such as potassium or calcium.
  • Effective against urinary infection.
  • It has a positive effect on the circulatory, nervous, and muscular systems, primarily due to its high potassium content.
  • Helps to reduce or maintain weight.
  • Prevents respiratory infections.
  • It plays a preventive and even therapeutic role in some skin problems.
  • It can prevent some types of cancer.

Currants can be consumed alone or in the form of jams, fruit juices, and syrups.

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