Reduce Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risks With KaleHere’s a random macular degeneration stat for the day.
A recent study from the The National Eye Institute found that you can decrease your risk for blindness due to Age-Related Macular Degeneration by 35% by ingesting more of the carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin, which can be found in abundance in both eggs, spinach, and kale among others.
Unfortunately I don't know if this pertains to dry macular degeneration or wet macular degeneration or both... but hey, it can't hurt to eat more kale. Not only does kale help in this regard but it also contains lots of Vitamin K which helps with managing insulin levels among many other positive associations.
You may also want to catch up on some of the many benefits of eating leafy green vegtables in a post from deep in the archives that you may have missed.
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…and related to eye care and decreasing your risk for long-term eye damage, remember that if you have glaucoma stay clear of situations where your eye pressure is increased such as wearing goggles when exercising.
The National Eye Institute
Macular Degeneration Suppot - http://www.mdsupport.org/library/lutzean.html