Moderate pineapple consumption helps improve “eye floaters”

  • 29 May, 2019
  • Paula Chao
Moderate pineapple consumption helps improve “eye floaters”

A Taiwanese study shows that a moderate daily intake of pineapple can help improve “eye floaters”, or spots in one’s vision.

The study by Fooying University Hospital and Tajen University was published in the April edition of the Journal of American Science.

Pineapples are sweet, juicy and delicious! But the mouthwatering fruit also has medicinal effects. A study done by Taiwanese researchers shows that daily intake of 100 to 300 grams of pineapples over a period of three months will help improve “eye floaters”.

Over half of a group of 388 patients who complained of spots in their vision said their problems have gotten less severe after eating one slice of pineapple a day over three months. 62% of those who consumed two slices a day reported an improvement and nearly 70% of those who ate three slices a day said their “eye floaters” have been alleviated.

Researchers say pineapples are rich in vitamin C and bromelain. Vitamin C is an antioxidant agent and bromelain is an enzyme with health benefits.

Still, nutritionist Lee Chun-yu cautions against eating too much pineapple because of its high sugar content. Excess pineapple consumption could lead to high blood sugar, hyperlipidemia and fatty liver disease. Moderate consumption is the key. 

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