Age-ralated macular degeneration
What is AMD? Age - related macular
What are the main nutritional and organic substances for better visual health?
With their help, the body deals with free radicals that have been shown to cause many diseases, including cancer. Many of the diseases that occur in the elderly, such as cataracts and glaucoma, are caused precisely by the high levels of free radicals in the body.
Vitamin A – Also called Retinol, this vitamin is extremely important for good vision. Retinol helps the eyes adapt to seeing in the absence of sufficient light, ie. needed for night vision. Do not overuse with retinol because it is harmful to the liver in large quantities.
Vitamin A is contained in orange and red fruits and vegetables – carrots, apricots, tomatoes, liver, potatoes, peppers.
Vitamins C and E. They are very potent antioxidants by maintaining and nourishing the epithelial tissue of retinal photoreceptors and protecting against free radical formation.
Vitamin C is contained in citrus fruits such as orange, grapefruit, lemon, mango, papaya, kiwi, strawberries and many other fruits.
Vitamin E is contained in almond oil, sunflower seeds, spinach, broccoli, peanuts and peanut butter, vegetables, especially green leaf, yolk, corn.
Antioxidants are still honey, selenium, blueberries
Zinc-zinc helps the functioning of a number of enzymes that are responsible for ocular health.
It is contained in oysters, lobsters, mussels, crabs, meat (lamb, beef, duck, chicken), peanuts and peanut butter, walnuts, cashew, pumpkin seeds
It protects the retina and the lens from free radicals.
Beta-carotene is contained in carrots, cabbage, turnip, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, pumpkin, grapefruit, watermelon, melon, cherry, mango, guava, asparagus
Lutein and zeaxanthin
Lutein and zeaxanthin can save our vision by acting defensively and helping to absorb harmful ultraviolet light. They absorb the high energy blue light, neutralize free radicals, thus protecting the retina and blood vessels supplying the macula from damage.
Lutein and zeaxanthin rich foods include carrots, corn, cabbage, turnips, peas, lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, cauliflower, dock, red peppers, dill, parsley, potatoes, pumpkins, broccoli, melon, nettle, algae.
The optimal combination of lutein and zeaxanthin is also found in beans, peas, corn, parsley apple, pumpkin, oranges, eggs, celery.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Antioxidants that suppress inflammation in the cardiovascular system. Nurture and prolong the life of photoreceptor cells.
Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish and walnuts, linseed, soybeans.
The richest in omega-3 fatty acids are fish-soumga, mackerel, herring, heartworm, anchovies, trout, oysters.
Vitamin B complex (Vit B1,2,3,5,6,12 and follicle)
They reduce the amino acid level of homocysteine in the blood, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and hence helping retinal feeding.
Group B vitamins are mainly found in fish (salmon, trout), meat (duck, chicken, pork), milk, eggs, cheese. Fruit and vegetables rich in Vit B complex are bananas, avocados, potatoes, spinach, peppers.
Folic acid rich foods include lentils, turnips, beets, spinach, peas, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, oranges, blueberries, strawberries.