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January 18, 2010 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Healthy Living

Macular Degeneration – Healthy Diet can Reduce Risk of Macular Degeneration

Over the past decade we have learned that nutrition plays a profound role in maintaining eye health. If you want to keep your eye sight sharp and lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), our leading cause of adult blindness – be sure to get your omega 3 fats. In a 12 year clinical trial involving over 1,800 people at high risk for AMD, those who consumed the most long-chained omega 3 fats, DHA and EPA, were 30% less likely to develop AMD compared to those with the lowest intakes. (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, December 2009). You can get DHA and EPA from oily fish, omega-3 fortified eggs, and supplements of fish oil or algae oil.

Because we now know that what you eat can mean the difference between maintaining your eye sight or losing it (and because my ophthalmologist husband has been begging for it to guide his patients) my Eye Health Grocery List is now available. Get 20% off plus free shipping through the month of January!