Blueberries may help protect against age-related macular degeneration, and black currants may help halt the progression of glaucoma.
Certain berries may help relieve visual fatigue associated with staring at a computer screen all day.
This is the third of a 4-part video series on the latest science on preventing and treating vision loss. In Greens vs. Glaucoma, I detailed the best foods to help prevent glaucoma and in Dietary Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration I did the same for age-related macular degeneration, introducing the concept of retinal pigment epithelial cells. In the last installment, Dietary Treatments for Computer Eye Strain, I’ll address dietary interventions for nearwork-induced visual fatigue.
I’ve mentioned anthocyanins before in:
They may be why purple potatoes (Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Purple Potatoes) and purple cabbage (Superfood Bargains) may be preferable. Anthocyanins are the pigments in red and purple cabbage that allow for the kitchen chemistry in Testing Your Diet with Pee & Purple Cabbage.
And currants in Enhanced Athletic Recovery Without Undermining Adaptation.
My previous treatment of glaucoma can be found in Prevent Glaucoma and See 27 Miles Farther.
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