Even your eyes can get protection from the food you eat.
An interesting study done over eight years and including 2924 participants documented the benefits from eating a low glycemic index diet and the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA (Chiu CJ, et al. 2009). EPA and DHA is the type of fat you find in fish and fish oil supplements. The participants in this study took supplements.
The conclusion of this study was that a lower glycemic index diet with higher intakes of EPA and DHA was associated with reduced progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration.
A low glycemic index diet is a diet that will stabilize the blood sugar at a low level instead of causing high spikes.
Excellent forms of very low glycemic carbohydrates that will stabilize the blood sugar at a good level are beans and lentils. If you want to you know more about the benefits of low glycemic meals read the book “The Food Connection’, click here.
To read more about the benefits of the omega 3 essential fatty acids EFA, DHA, click here.