What you eat, it turns out, can influence how well you see.
Most Americans know that eating the right foods can enhance cardiac health and a whole range of other physical functions. But -- outside of the familiar advice to eat carrots -- we're mostly unaware of how our food choices can help preserve our vision.
Writing in the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, Marsha McCulloch and Marcia Heroux Pounds, R.D. explain that recent studies confirm the link between eating certain foods and eye health. They quote
Dr. Jeffrey Anshel, O.D., president of the Ocular Nutrition Society and author of "Smart Medicine for Your Eyes: A Guide to Natural, Effective and Safe Relief of Common Eye Disorders."
"Today, we know that the five main eye diseases — cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), dry eyes, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy — all have a nutritional link," Anshel says.
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