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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?

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7 Jul
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6 thoughts on “Healthy diet ‘reduces risk of eye disease’”

  1. Mia Jones says:

    I agree that eating healthily you will lower your risk of disease, however, I don’t beleive that it’s all to do with your diet it’s more to do with your genes

  2. Georgia says:

    I also agree with Henrietta- If you follow a diet and exercise program you should definately fight off the chances of suffering from diseases.

  3. Lana says:

    i agree with Henrietta, as long as you eat healthily you are less likely to get any diseases or stuff like that. But then again you could eat healthily and you could still develop a disease or condition, We just cant win!!

  4. Korsen says:

    Great tip – i will take this on board. I think there is nothing worse than having an eye disease. I hate anything to do with my eyes!

  5. Ann-Marie says:

    Already suffer problems with my sight, so I should definately start thinking about eating healthy if it might lead to other problems.

  6. Henrietta Gammon says:

    I think if you eat healthily then you are ‘less likely’ to develop any type of disease or condition.

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