Your eyes allow you to see the world. Unfortunately, their precious essence is underestimated, and today we use them to stare in the computer or any other gadget in the house. Such ‘activities’ exhaust our eyes and worsen age-related issues
Even though loss of vision is usually associated with aging, in some cases it is largely affected by our lifestyle choices. Your everyday habits can sure increase or decrease the risk of developing macular degeneration.
When you think of lifestyle choices, it is your dietary habits you should be more aware of. Food is the best remedy you can have. In this article we shall focus on the benefits provided by garlic, as it is considered to have a huge power in the treatment of many ailments, including vision problems.
This ‘super food’ has brilliant healing properties, and it has been long praised for its tremendous potential. A study conducted at the Harvard Medical School involved thorough analysis of the diet and health condition of over 800 patients. Some of the participants were diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, while others did not have such problems. The results showed that high-fat diet may have a huge impact on the risk of age-related macular degeneration.
Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, i.e. fats in processed foods like potato chips, french fries, cookies and pre-packed foods, double the risk of developing macular degeneration, as explained by Dr Seddon. He also concluded that by consuming small amounts of foods rich in linoleic acid, and having two or more servings of fish packed with healthy oils per week could dramatically reduce the risk of this ailment.