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Can Your Diet Improve Your Sight?

New studies are finding that what you eat may affect how you see.

Here are the foods to help prevent specific problems. (#7 is a real surprise!)

These points are adapted from Dr. Able’s book The Eye Care Revolution,

  1. Dry eyes and macular degeneration – Eat sardines, cod, mackerel and tuna (the fish from cold waters.)
  1. Damage from the sun and blue light – Eat green leafy vegetables rich in carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin.
  1. Cataract formation – Eat eggs. They’re rich in sulfur-containing compounds.
  1. Lens Issues – Eat garlic, onions, shallots, and capers are also rich in sulfer to produce glutathione, an antioxidant for the lens.
  1. Inflammation – Eat Soy (non-GMO) which contains essential fatty acids, vitamin E and natural anti-inflammatory agents.
  1. Poor Daytime Vision – Eat more fruits and vegetables, especially the yellow and orange one with beta-carotene, Vitamins A, C and E.
  1. Poor Night Vision – Eat blueberries and grapes contain anthocyanins, A cup full of blueberries, huckleberry jam, or a 100 mg blueberry supplement should improve dark adaptation within 30 minutes!
  1. Vision problems from poor blood flow – Drink wine which has a cardio-protective effect.
  1. Unstable cell membranes from high cholestrerol – Eat nuts, berries, and flaxseed.
  1. Vision problems associated with high cholesterol– Use olive oil instead of butter or margarine.

by: Dr. Robert Able Jr

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