One of the more surprising results of many macular degeneration research studies is the link between eating fish and healthy vision. Almost ninety thousand people in Australia, Iceland, France and the US were studied for omega-3 dietary intake. The results clearly showed the benefit of fish oil.
One of the clearest findings was that eating fish twice or more a week reduced the risk of AMD by up to 40%. Omega-3s are found in oily, cold-water fish like: trout; tuna; salmon; sardines; cod;mackerel and halibut.
[Eat fish as fresh as possible. Avoid frying your fish in ‘bad’ fats.(frying will damage the omega-3’s) Poaching or steaming are a lot healthier and will not ruin the effects of the ‘good’ fats in your fish. If you want the benefit of fish oil but can’t source fresh fish, you can substitute frozen or tinned fish or take fish oil capsules.]
Luckily there are other good sources of Omega-3. The two top non-fish Omega-3 foods are: flax seeds and walnuts.
More good MD foods include: pecan nuts; hazel nuts; kidney beans and navy beans and tofu; extra virgin olive oil.
Beneficial Vegetables for MD include: cauliflower; cabbage; Brussels sprouts; kelp (sea weed) mustard seeds: and broccoli
Beneficial Fruits that are recommended include: strawberries; kiwifruit; and acai.
Other MD foods include: Omega Rich Eggs (chickens fed greens and insects produce the best omega-3-rich eggs, also fish oil can be added to your chickens’ diet)
Meats that are recommended include ; grass-fed beef and lamb; and dairy products include: whole milk and cheese from grass-fed cows