Researchers were surprised to discover recently th at vit
amin C seems to improve the function of cells in the retina.
The Eyes Have It
The retina is actually part of the central nervous system, so th
is recent discovery reinforces the theory that vitamin C provides a number of neurological health benefits.
And vitamin C may be particularly good for eyes because our retinas appear to possess the same type of receptors are found in
the brain — receptors that help control rapid communication between neurons. The bad news is that these receptors stop function ing properly if vitam
in C is not present in sufficient amounts.
The good news is that vitam in C is readily available
in a host of delicious fruits and vegetables.
(Related: Find out how much you need of vitamin C and 18 other key nutrients.)