Warding Off Blindness

Warding Off Blindness
October 12, 2016 Comments Off on Warding Off Blindness Healthy rise_shine_aeriol

Warding off Blindness
Two nutrients found in eggs, spinach, leafy greens including brussel sprouts offer some protections against the most common cause of blindness
among the elderly researchers said.

Leafy Greens and Cruciferous Vegetables

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Age related macular degeneration affects over a million North Americans mostly over age 64. It is considered to be irreversible and robs people of the centre of their vision. Many people are susceptible due to genetic factors while smoking can also highten risk
 
Two nutrients known as lutein and zeaxanthin are both carotenoids… these are compounds that give many fruits and vegetables a yellow color. They ward off the condition by allowing the eyes to filter harmful shor-wave length light and curtail other damaging effects to the macula or centre of the eye’s retina.
 
This was a six year old study with 4,519 people involved from qge 60-80 and involving their dietary habits. Those in the top 1/5th of dietary consumption of foods containing these 2 nutrients had 35 % less chance to develop the condition.
 
So eat you greens and gobble up those brussel sprouts to keep your eyesite.

Good sources of these two nutrients include eggs, spinach, kale, turnip greens, collard greens, brussel sprouts, broccoli, zucchini, corn and garden peas.

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