Can we reduce the risk of eye disease by eating certain foods? There’s plenty of evidence to suggest we can. One of the most important Vision Foods is kale. Now, when I was young, kale was what we fed cattle in the winter. But it’s now considered a superfood because it contains nutrients called lutein and zeaxanthin. These nutrients are really important for macular health - the area at the back of the eye that controls our central vision - and may help prevent or slow down macular degeneration. I add handfuls of kale to soups, stews and pasta sauces.
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Principal Optometrist at McBay Mobile Opticians