Consuming two or three servings of apricots in a day has proved to be beneficial in preventing age-related Macular Degeneration.
Macular degeneration is a disorder of the eye and is one of the major causes of loss of sight in older people.
Consuming apricot helps in strengthening the optic nerves in our eyes.
It also lowers the risk of another major eye-related illness called Neovascular ARMD.
The carotenoids and other vitamins especially Pro-Vitamin A and Beta Carotene present in apricots are responsible for reducing the risk of developing such disorder.
Vitamin A with Carotene and Lutein prolongs vision in people suffering from retinitis pigmentosa and delays the loss of peripheral vision.
It is also considered an excellent remedy for alleviating dry eyes symptoms. In younger people it has been found to slow the progression of Stargardt’s disease- an inherited eye disease.