Best foods for AMD

this image shows a yellow square with an eye logo inside for macular societyWhat are the best foods to eat to prevent Age Related Macular Degeneration.

Even for people who have AMD consuming more foods with a high in Leutein  content will be beneficial.

To maintain an all-rounded healthy eyes diet, you should keep these foods in your list: eggs, wheat germ, turkey, non-roasted almonds, non-roasted brazil nuts, chicken and cold water fish with high fat content such as salmon, cod and haddock.

You should also add antioxidant foods. Antioxidant rich foods are beneficial especially to our macular, and it keeps our bodies in oxidative balance. There will be less damage to the cell membranes and our DNA.

Foods are always best when they are in their fresh, original form rather than processed . Antioxidants are key players in the prevention of age related macular degeneration and Kale is one of the best foods to eat as it has a very high Lutein content.

Essential Vitamins for good eye health

Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins A, C and E, are especially good for us. One important antioxidant which protects our eyes is lutein. Lutein is a carotenoid, and carotenoids help make up the macular pigment, which then protects our eyes from damaging forms of lights.

These nutrients are usually found in dark green leafy vegetables especially kale and also broccoli, spinach, lettuce, courgette, peas.  Egg yolks are also a good source of these nutrients.

Vitamin A and beta-carotene: These two sources are known for maintaining good vision, such as preventing night blindness and cataracts. Excellent sources of these foods are raw carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, spinach and cantaloupe.

Vitamin C: Besides helping to prevent of cataracts also fight colds, cancer and enforces strong teeth and healthy gums. Vitamin C is also used beneficial in the  prevention of heart diseases is found in strawberries, melon, citrus fruits, broccoli, red peppers, cranberry juices, and sprouts.

 

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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