As you may know, I have a bit of Macular Degeneration happening in my right eye, so I get it checked every 6 months. It is the “Dry” kind of MD, and the goal is to keep it from further developing into the “Wet” stage. It can be likened to cracks developing in the pavement of your driveway. That is the dry MD. The real problems start when weeds grow up through the cracks. That is the blood vessels growing in your eye, in a location they were never meant to be. That is the wet MD, where the blood vessels actually block your vision.
I am happy to report that there has been no change since January 2009. According to the study below, various sources of eye enhancing nutrients from your diet can go a long way in preventing or limiting MD. My Optometrist recommended Orange peppers (as opposed to green, red or yellow peppers), which are loaded with Zeazanthin, a known MD fighter nutrient. Also lots of green veggies, like Kale and spinich are yummy for your eyes.
But the greatest vision protector is a nutrient called Lutein. It has been found that 6 mg Lutein can reduce the risk of MD. I take 10.6 mg’s of Lutein by taking USANA’s core cellular product called the Essentials along with a healthy eyes product called Vision X.
I am so grateful for the gift of sight. I believe a healthy diet and USANA products are buying me more time to see all the beauty in the world.
Take care of your eyes! And wear sunglasses! 🙂
Here is a great article from USANA’s blog.
Scientifically Speaking: A ‘Vision’ of Good Nutrition
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