Healthy diet ‘reduces risk of eye disease’
People who eat a healthy diet are less likely to develop eye diseases, recent studies have shown.
Scientists at the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research in Boston found that that a diet combining nutrients and low-glycemic-index foods provided a protective effect against age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
A food’s glycemic index is calculated by how fast the carbohydrate it contains causes a spike in blood sugar levels.
The nutrients that were found to be most protective in combination with the low-glycemic-index diet were vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin and the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA.
Nutritionist Patrick Holford wrote in Marie Claire magazine earlier in the year that those hoping to lose weight should aim to stabilise their blood sugar levels by eating foods with a low glycemic index.
The expert explained that if a person’s blood sugar levels are low, they tend to reach for snacks.
Do you think following Mr Holford’s advice would help you lose weight?