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5 Recipes to Help You Prevent Macular Degeneration

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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The BEST and WORST Foods for Your Eye Health!

If you’re looking for a diet that’s healthy for your eyes, that can help to improve your eyesight, and even protect against eye diseases – then  that’s what we’re going to cover! The even better news: this same way of eating can help your heart,  your brain, and the rest of your body too! Plus, you’ll enjoy many delicious and savvy choices of foods.

People often believe that failing eyesight is an inevitable result of ageing, and eye strain. In truth, a healthy lifestyle and prioritising the inclusion of certain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant nutrients in your diet – can significantly reduce the risk of eye health problems. We’ve previously talked about tips for improving your eye health and even how to improve your eyesight with nutrients, but let’s discuss the best and worst foods for your eyesight.

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Healthy-Savvy-Life ‘WEEKLY WRAP’, Q&A | HSL49

Each Saturday as part of the ‘Healthy Savvy Life’ Show, we’re doing a ‘Weekly Wrap’ where we answer questions that have come in from the Community and . . . if you’re part of the live session – your questions too!!

In this session of the ‘Weekly Wrap’ . . .

We hope you find this ‘Weekly Wrap’ + Q&A Episode valuable!

Please share your thoughts and any questions!

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