What Foods Should You Eat If You Have Macular Degeneration?

Bell pepperSo you or your loved one have Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

What food should you eat to slow its progression, or to forestall the onset of AMD?
  • Antioxidants (including citrus, nuts, seeds, oils, red/orange fruits and vegetables, leafy greens)
  • Omega-3 fatty acids (including fatty fish, nuts, seeds)
  • Zinc and copper (including meats, shellfish, legumes. leafy greens)
What foods should you avoid?
  • Processed foods that contain trans fats
  • Tropical oils, like palm oil
  • Lard and vegetable shortening, and margarine
  • High-fat dairy foods (eggs in moderation are a good source of eye-healthy nutrients)
  • Fatty beef, pork and lamb
  • Sugar

The Best Foods for AMD

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