The best foods for AMD
Scientific studies show that the ingredients lutein and zeaxanthin in the AREDS 2 formula are very important for macular health1. These two carotenoids create the yellow spot in the macula of the human eye, located at the back of the retina, and have important antioxidant functions that help protect your macula from the sun’s UV rays. The problem? The typical diet is lacking in both lutein and zeaxanthin. So, while you keep up with AREDS 2 formula regimen, also try to eat foods high in these “macular carotenoids.” It’s never too late to start eating with AMD in mind!
References: 1. Ma, L., Liu, R., Du, J. H., Liu, T., Wu, S. S., & Liu, X. H. (2016). Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-zeaxanthin Supplementation Associated with Macular Pigment Optical Density. Nutrients, 8(7), 426. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu8070426