The good vi­sion diet

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - FILM MAKER -

Choose low-fat foods. If you have high choles­terol, work on get­ting it down. A higher in­take of foods rich in cer­tain carotenoids (lutein and zeax­an­thin, which give plants their or­ange, red or yel­low colour) may lower the risk of de­vel­op­ing ad­vanced or ex­uda­tive (wet) mac­u­lar de­gen­er­a­tion. Foods rich in carotenoids in­clude egg yolk, ki­wifruit, zuc­chini, spinach, peas, hon­ey­dew melon, Brus­sels sprouts, green beans, ap­ples, corn, grapes, pump­kin, cap­sicum, cu­cum­ber, or­ange juice, cel­ery, spring onions, broc­coli and mango. A high in­take of omega-3 polyun­sat­u­rated fatty acids can re­duce the in­ci­dence of cataracts and ad­e­quate pro­tein in your diet helps to re­duce the risk of one type of cataract.

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