In this November edition of the Healthy Eyes Report, Dr. Buensuceso discusses how vitamins can help to limit the progression of damage to your vision. Over time age can increase the progression of cataracts and AMD. You will learn how Vitamin C and E can help to slow the growth of cataracts and AMD.
We have a tasty Salmon recipe that you can use at your next holiday party. Salmon provides lots of antioxidants, vitamins, and proteins. We hope you enjoy this great salmon recipe – Grilled Salmon with Avocado Dip that will help to deliver powerful benefits to your eyes.
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In This Issue
- FROM THE DOCTOR: How Vitamin Supplements Can Help Cataracts and AMD
- NUTRITION: How Salmon can Help Reduce the Risk of Cataracts and AMD
How Vitamin Supplements Can Help Cataracts and AMD
Hi everyone! In this month’s e-newsletter, I’ll be talking about how cataracts and AMD can damage your vision and how vitamins can play a role in preventing the effects of both.
Let’s talk about cataracts. We were all born with a lens in our eyes that helps us to focus the light going through. As we age, that lens becomes cloudy and eventually blocks the light trying to enter our eyes.
Macular Degeneration is a largely age-related progressive disease of the macula which eventually distorts your central vision. If you have advanced AMD, you would have a central vision decrease but your peripheral vision would remain intact.
There are certain vitamins that are important in preventing cataracts and AMD and slow their growth over time.
Vitamin C and E have been found to decrease the number of cataracts over a person’s lifetime. These vitamins are very common and are easily accessible to the average person.
Natural sources of vitamin C can be found in blueberries, oranges, cherries and strawberries to name a few.
For Vitamin E, they are commonly found in sunflower seeds, mangos, tomatoes, and peanuts.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are also good for delaying cataracts from becoming a problem. We talked about the benefits of both carotenoids in previous e-newsletters in helping with AMD. These two nutrients occur naturally in the eye and are found naturally in spinach, kale, lettuce and eggs as well as a wide variety of greens.
If you like all of the nutrients and vitamins mentioned above to be readily available to you in one place, MaxiVision brand of supplements offers all of it in an easy veggie capsule or drink mix scoop in their Whole Body Formula.
As you can see, not only are Vitamin C and E as well as Lutein and Zeaxanthin beneficial for AMD but they are also helpful in preventing Cataracts as well.
In next month’s issue, we will be discussing various optical devices that will help you see better and make the most out of your vision for those who are suffering from Wet AMD. If you are curious about how you can make the most out of the vision you have left from AMD. Stay tuned!
Salmon is delicious and packed with antioxidants, vitamins and proteins. Specifically, Salmon is rich in astaxanthin, Vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids which has been linked to slowing down the progression of cataracts as well as AMD.
Salmon can be cooked in a number of ways and we share a couple ways in the recipes offered in this issue. You can cook Salmon with just olive oil and lemon for taste or you can add it to your favorite salad.
Any way you prepare it, you are getting a delicious meal as well as powerful eye benefits from eating Salmon