Eat for your eyes: 5 foods to help you see more clearly
By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., February 26, 2009 - 3:36am
I’m not exactly worried about the signs of age-related macular degeneration yet—after all I’m only in my twenties and AMD doesn’t show up until much later in life. But because AMD is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 60 and much of the damage occurs decades earlier (read: now!), I am interested in the research that suggests the nutrients in some foods may help to prevent the development of AMD. (And delay the progression of AMD for those of you whose parents or grandparents are affected.)
Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., R.D., EatingWell’s senior nutrition advisor and a professor of nutrition at the University of Vermont, dug into the research for an article in our February issue. Here’s what she found: Read on to discover 5 foods for eye health...