Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables which contain compounds that are known to support the eyes and protect the macula. Raw fuits, vegetables and nuts that are most beneficial for protecting the body from macular degeneration include:
Enjoy berries such as blueberries, raspberries, black berries, etc.
Cut bad Fats such as animal and vegetable oils.
Eat high fiber foods such as steel cut oats.
Exercise is important for maintaining healthy blood sugar.
Limit alcohol consumption. A glass of wine daily is acceptable.
Wear sunglasses with UV protection to protect the lens from the harmful effectsof UV rays.
Stop smoking as this increases free radical stress to eyes. (increases risk 2-3X)
Limit the use of antacids as this will inhibit the absorption of precious nutrients.
Protect your eyes from heat when taking a sauna.
Limit caffeine intake.
Euromega Omega-3 – 2 Tablets Once Daily – Euromega is a whole salmon extract that provides omega-3 fats, natural proteins, antioxidants, and phospholipid for one of the most bio-available omega-3 formulas on the market.
Eye Health By Net To Nature – 1 Tablet Twice Daily. This formula is a super-cahrged version of the Preservision formula, which is based on the AEREDS Study that demonstrated a slowing of progression with macular degeneration.
MacuGuard With Astaxanthin – 1 Softgel Once Daily For Mild-Moderate Macular Degeneration and 1 Softgel Twice Daily For Severe Macular Degeneration.
Melatonin 3 mg SR – 1 Capsule At Night 1 Hour Before Bed. Melatonin has recently been shown to protect the eye from free-radical stress.
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