August 24, 2015

 

Eat your way to healthier eyes

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"Besides carrots, many people are not aware of what foods are good for the eyes. That is why the American Macular Degeneration Foundation collaborated with cookbook author Jennifer Trainer Thompson on “Eat Right for Your Sight,” a cookbook with a focus on eye-healthy dishes. Dr. Johanna Seddon at Tufts Medical Center, a pioneer in developing link between macular degeneration and nutrition, co-authored the book with Thompson.

When it comes to planning your meals, Thompson recommends the darker the color of the fruit and vegetables the better. Beets, kale, orange peppers are also good for your eyes. Her simple rule: try to eat 3 different colors a day. “Eating these foods won’t prevent macular degeneration, but it might help slow it down,” she added."

 

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