Are your EYES healthy?

It’s common knowledge now that a healthy diet helps pave the way to a healthier heart, slimmer waistline, sharper brain, and stronger bones.

A recent visit to my ophthalmologist was the perfect reminder of yet another reason its so important to prioritize nutrition, especially as we age.

It’s not often that you think about your eyes being “in good shape,” but that is exactly what my eye doc told me at the conclusion of my exam.

An anti inflammatory diet rich in veggies, fruit, and healthy fats, and low in sugar and processed foods, is critical to the prevention of eye and vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts.

Cataracts can cause blindness. In the U.S. alone, about 3 million cataract surgeries are performed each year.

Preventing free radical damage with healthy foods, particularly those containing antioxidants, is one way to help slow down this process.

A healthy diet matters – a lot – if you want to keep your eyes in good shape.  And though you may find some of these targeted nutrients in various supplements, NOTHING can ever take the place of a whole foods diet filled with good fats and colorful fruits and veggies.

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