Just In

July 2009 Issue

Protect Your Vision with Nutrient-Rich, Low-GI Foods

An analysis of data from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) revealed that study participants whose diets were high in certain nutrients and foods with a low glycemic index (GI) had the lowest risks of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD, which initially affects central vision, may result in severe vision impairment and even blindness. In the study, participantsí food intake was analyzed to determine the amounts of vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 fatty acids, and low-GI foods they were consuming.

To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Environmental Nutrition

Get the next year of Environmental Nutrition for just $20. And access all of our online content - how to fight heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, and dozens of other diseases - free of charge.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.