Vision Quest: Keep an Eye (or Two) Out for These Foods

The main reason for irreversible blindness at 65 years of age is the main reason. It has been estimated that the number of people over forty years and blindness or less vision by 2020 can be more than 5.5 million. AMD Coalition International, according to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects more than 30 million people of 50 or more people worldwide.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive disease procedure that causes damage to the macula – part of the retina part of the eye. Some risk factors associated with AMD are not modified, such as age, gender, and ethnicity; However, some of the following are something you can do and slow down the biological aging when controlled or removed:

  • diabetes
  • Smoking
  • obesity
  • high blood pressure
  • Advanced inflammatory marker – C-reactive protein (CRP) and Interlequin 6 (IL-6)

Cataracts are also troubling aging Americans; Approximately half of the age of 65 years and above are already in them. Cataracts are abnormally adhesive proteins that are in the lens part of the eye and ‘cloud’ causes vision. Most cataract is associated with the process of aging and both can be in both eyes. Clamped proteins give yellow color to the lens. Like the macular decomposition, cataracts are due to the aging process and associated with many of the above risk factors, along with alcohol misuse and excessive contact with the sun.

Both eye conditions benefit from avoiding high diet in saturated and trans fats. Observation studies show that rich foods in fruits and vegetables (especially yellow and leafy green variety) help reduce the risk of AMD and cataracts.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin – These plant chemicals are highly concentrated in the macula and act as powerful antioxidants that protect the eyes from free radical damage. Eating high fruits and vegetables in lutein and zeaxanthin increases their concentration in blood and eyes. Unfortunately, the average American consumes only 1/6 of the recommended amount to prevent eye disease. The good news is that these nutrients are rich in foods such as:

  • Black, Collared Greens, and Spinach
  • Brush sprouts
  • Egg yolk
  • maize
  • Avocados
  • Piss
  • Goji berries
  • Orange pepper
  • Kiwi
  • grapes
  • Orange juice
  • Squash (ocher)

Eating fatty fish can also help. According to the U.E.E.E. study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people eating fatty fish at least once a week were less likely to develop an AMD fifty percent. Those who used to consume four ounce of fatty fish or more per day, they had less than 70 percent chance of experiencing AMD.

Apart from this, wear comfort, exercise, and protective eyewear that mold you from harmful rays of the sun. You may also want to consult a doctor of your eyes who provides Litin, Xaxianthin and other major nutrients which support the health of the eyes, especially if you do not eat many foods listed above. In the future, both of you need your eyes to read real life nutrition posts!

Updated: February 8, 2019 — 5:57 pm

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