Can artichokes, blueberries and pecans save your sight?
A study out of Brigham Young University and Weill Medical College of Cornell University showed that the antioxidants found in these common foods can impede the onset of age-related blindness. Antioxidants disrupt the link between two processes within the retina that cause macular degeneration.
Research published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that pecans are a good source of antioxidants. Better yet, the study shows that the human body is capable of absorbing the antioxidizing compounds by eating the nut itself.