Did you know that red wine, thanks to polyphenols and beneficial antioxidants, can protect the eye muscles from age-related deterioration.
A leading ophthalmologist, Milind Pande, says it can protect the eye muscles from age-related deterioration.
According to the Daily Mail, resveratrol—the compound credited with nearly all of red wine’s benefits—is the champion behind its vision benefits as well. The compound found in the skin of grapes, is said to put the brakes on age related deterioration that occurs in the eye muscles as we age.
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in older adults. If a glass of red wine daily is able to help prevent this common affliction, it could be justification for that cabernet with dinner or that merlot by the fireplace.
Another clinical trial from the National Eye Institute found that antioxidants alone—like those found in red wine and fresh vegetables—was able to reduce the progression of macular degeneration by a whopping 28% over a five year period.