March is National Nutrition Awareness

By March 2, 2017Eye Care, News, Nutrition
Nutrition and eyesight

March is National Nutrition Month. Making better nutritional choices can lead to better eye health and better overall health. Foods rich in vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA are good for eye health, according to the Age-Related Eye Diseases Study (AREDS) and other large research studies. Eye-healthy food choices include citrus fruits, vegetable oils, nuts, whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables, and cold water fish. Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration should ask their doctor if they may benefit from a specific formula of vitamin supplements called the AREDS II formula vitamins. Finally, diabetic patients can preserve their long-term vision by keeping their blood glucose under control with a low glycemic-index diet.


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