Eating Fish Can Prevent Blindness

Eating Fish Can Prevent Blindness

The older people get, their eyesight ability will certainly decrease, and their vision will get more blurred. What’s more worrying is at the age of 40 years and over, threats of vision problems such as cataracts or glaucoma may occur. But do not worry too much, because there is a way to avoid the threat of blindness, which is by regularly eating fish 2 times a week.

Fish are known as a healthy food because it contains nutrient content. Besides that, fish are also free of bad fats. Recent studies shows that by regularly eating fish once or twice a week, people can reduce the risk of blindness due to decreased vision associated with age.

Omega-3 fatty acids which are most commonly found in oil fish like salmon and tuna can help prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a condition that causes a gradual loss of vision with age.

AMD is caused by damage and death of cells in the macula, which is one part of the retina that is used to look straight ahead.

Researchers found that just one or two servings of fish a week can reduce the risk of visual impairment by 42 percent in elder women. These findings support previous studies that showed similar results in men.

Omega 3, which is commonly found in food are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), or also can be consumed in supplement form.

“‘Dark meat’ fish helps most. Lower risk of blindness appears mainly due to the consumption of tuna and dark meat fish like salmon and sardines,” explains lead author, Dr. William Christen of Harvard Medical School, according to the Telegraph.

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Your eyesight is your most precious sense. Add the foods on this list into your weekly diet to keep your eyes beautiful, healthy, and well protected.

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