Q. Glen, Is Sugar Bad for Your Eyes?
A Looks like there may be yet another reason to kick sugar and white flour out of your diet: eye health. Here is what I found on Real Age.....
Cutting back on processed carbs could lower your risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in people 60 and older.
The Carb Connection
What makes refined carbs so bad for your peepers? Seems their high glycemic index may be partly to blame. High-glycemic-index foods boost a whole bunch of bad things linked to AMD -- like increases in oxidative stress, inflammation, and blood-fat levels.
See the Future
Along with replacing the "bad" carbs in your diet with high-fiber whole grains, try these other sight-saving steps: From Real Age:
- Make sure your diet includes these four super eye nutrients.
- Figure out if changes in your vision are normal. (This article can tell you what's normal when your eyes age -- and what's not.)
- See if it's time for a checkup. Answer the questions in this Disease Prevention Checklist.
Reference :Real Age
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