As you age, it is important to protect the eyes by increasing your intake of nutrients that support eye health such as; a low GL diet, high antioxidants, B vitamins and omega 3. A number of clinical trials suggest nutrition may play a role in halting or delaying the progression of visual loss. Here’s a snapshot of some of the research and new nutritional heroes:
A recent, year-long, placebo-controlled clinical trial published in JAMA Opthamology, reveals a combination of specific antioxidants makes a substantial difference to a number of measures of eye health in those with macular degeneration. Patients were either given a combined supplement of lutein, zeaxanthin and omega 3 (DHA and EPA) or a placebo. Those on the supplements showed significant improvements in measures of eye health and the authors concluded “such supplementation may be beneficial for AMD patients.
Source - Patrick Holford