Diet for Macular Degeneration

A diet using natural remedies for macular degeneration should involve an increased intake of fruits, nuts and vegetables. The high antioxidant, vitamin and mineral content in these foods can help to slow or arrest the progression of macular degeneration. Other foods that may help include:

  • Eating whole grains rather than refined grains such as whole-wheat bread rather than white bread
  • Eating healthy unsaturated fats like those found in olive oil rather than saturated fats like butter or trans-fats like partially hydrogenated oils and processes meats like bacon.
  • Eating a lot of cold water fish like salmon, tuna and sardines. They contain omega-3 fatty acids that may prevent vision loss associated with macular degeneration.

Frequently asked questions
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