Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless eye condition where you lose the central vision in your eyes.

In the UK, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects more than 600,000 people, with 1 in 10 people aged over 65 estimated to have some degree of AMD.

Diet is a crucial element for maintaining our health in addition to our age, smoking and family history.

In this post, we’ll dive deeper to find out how we can better maintain our eye health and reduce the affects of age related macular degeneration (AMD).

 

1. Foods with antioxidant vitamins

More oxidative stress occurs as we age and antioxidants can prevent the damaging effects of the build-up of oxidant chemicals. Eating foods rich in vitamins and minerals will help prevent AMD, as well as having a benefit on our general health.

Vitamin C sources include Citrus fruits, Peppers, Broccoli, and Strawberries.

Great sources of Vitamin E sources are Peanuts, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Broccoli, Spinach, Sunflower Seeds, and breakfast cereals that have been fortified with vitamins and iron.

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2. Foods with anti-inflammatory nutrients

According to studies, causes behind AMD could include chronic inflammation in the Retina and the Vascular layer of the eye called the Choroid.

Anti-inflammatory nutrients such as Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Meso-zeaxanthin, Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin D offer beneficial anti-inflammatory properties, to further protect your eyes from AMD.

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3. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids

If we are trying to prevent AMD, we should look for foods with Omega-3 fatty acids, which are thought to play a role in the health of the Retina’s Photoreceptor Cell.

Sources of these good Omega-3’s include cold, deep-water fish like Salmon and Sardines, as well as Walnuts, Brussel Sprouts, Spinach, and Omega-3 enriched foods like Yogurt and Eggs.

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4. The H plan (healthier lifestyle!)

A healthy lifestyle also has an affect on the prevention of AMD. Don’t worry, you don’t have to train like an Olympian, but a few changes can go a long way.

Most importantly, avoid smoking (this doubles your risk of developing AMD). Having a regular exercise regime will help maintain normal blood pressure and Cholesterol levels, help prevent AMD and also improve your general health, so it works on two levels.

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5. Take a targeted vitamin supplement

For the best results, your body needs to able absorb as many of the essential vitamins and nutrients it receives.

Unfortunately, traditional vitamin tablets only deliver around 10% of the nutrients they contain. Typically they are broken down in your gut to soon, while their composition also restricts absorption.

Our ClearVision range however utilises Liposome technology to deliver 8 times more absorption of targeted nutrients, keeping your eyes in the best condition. Each sachet contains over 15,000,000 Liposomes to deliver the antioxidants and essential carotenoids which are found in your macula.

This means you’ll benefit from 15,000,000 Liposomes, providing you with 8x more absorption than traditional nutritional supplements!

Why not try Clearvision yourself and experience the difference it can make. in maintaining normal vision.

You can find out more about Lipsomes here.

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