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What are the best foods to fight macular degeneration?

i have age related macular degeneration. what should i eat?

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3 years ago

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Here is a great video from Dr. Greger: https://nutriliving.com/blog/dietary-treatment-macular-degeneration-and-glaucoma.

Additionally, studies have shown that people with a diet rich in vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and zinc had a 35 percent reduced risk of developing macular degeneration compared with people who ate an average diet. Great sources of Vitamin C are guava, bell pepper, grapefruit, strawberries and pineapple. Foods high in vitamin E are almonds, almond butter, sunflower seeds, spinach, flaxseed oil, mango. Best foods for beta-carotene are sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, butternut squash, turnip greens and pumpkin. Zinc is found in higher concentrations in the retina and including foods like pumpkin seeds, starchy beans (pinto, navy, black) lima beans, cashews and pecans.
Additionally lutein and zeaxanthin are important antioxidants for eye health and are found in dark leafy greens, squash, green peas, asparagus and green bell peppers. Play with these ingredients until you find the best tasting Blast for YOU.

3 years ago

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