Macular disease is the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia. It includes age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease, along with other less common diseases of the macula.
Your eyes are intricate and important, so learning how to eat for healthier eyes, is a vital step in looking after your eyes and preventing vision loss.
Proper nutrition is critical to eye health, so what are some key recipes that can help you prevent Macular Degeneration? With Macular Degeneration in mind, here are some healthy recipes for eye health, from recipes shared in ‘Macula Menu’ 1)https://www.mdfoundation.com.au/content/macula-menu-2020, an e-cookbook from the Macular Foundation Australia.2)https://www.mdfoundation.com.au/
You’ll find ‘Savvy Comments’ regarding adaptations after each recipe to make them more in keeping with the Eat Savvy Diet principles.
Why Would the Recipes Need Adapting?
While these recipes included some healthy foods that contained nutrients helpful for preventing Age-Related Macular Degeneration, they did not take into account other factors related to health that we incorporate into the Eat Savvy principles.
In addition, they overlook the findings from researches and clinicians such as Ophthalmologist Dr. Chris Knobbe 3)https://www.cureamd.org/introduction-is-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd-preventable-and-treatable-with-diet/ and do not avoid potentially problematic processed foods and vegetable oils. This is a major oversight in our opinion.
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