Posted on 25. May, 2016 by admin.
I heard margarine is bad for your eyes. Is this true?
Limiting the intake of fats and oils is recommended as part of a general healthy approach to diet. In Australia, doctors disagree about the role of margarine and oils in relation to macular degeneration. However, recent research shows that those who consume one tablespoon of olive oil per day are less likely to develop late stage age-related macular degeneration. More research is required in the area of fats and oils and macular degeneration.
What about seeds?
Seeds such as flax seeds (linseeds) are often recommended by nutritionists for their high essential fatty acid content. However their relationship to macular degeneration has not been studied
Which nuts should be eaten?
A handful of nuts each week (or a few nuts each day) is a good addition to any balanced diet. Choose raw, unsalted nuts and a mix selection such as almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, pine nuts, pecans and pistachios. Consider crushing nuts to sprinkle over food.