Macular Degeneration Diet

The advice is similar to a diabetic diet.

Foods to Avoid are:

White Flour – white bread, cookies, cakes, white rolls

 √ White Potato

White Rice

 √ White Pasta

  Instant Oatmeal and Processed Cold Cereals

Foods to Include are:

Whole Wheat Flour – whole wheat bread, rolls, or crackers

√ Sweet Potatoe

Brown Rice or Wild Rice

√ Whole Wheat Pasta

Oatmeal – regular, slow cooked

 √ Vegetables – asparagus, red, green and orange peppers, carrots, squash, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts

There are certain vegetables that help build the macular pigment which protects our eyes from the damage of free radicals and blue light including lutein and zeaxanthin.

There is no one book that offers a macular degeneration diet, but there is a really good book about diet with recipes written by an ophthalmologist and macular degeneration specialist called Macular Degeneration: A Complete Guide for Patients and Their Families by Dr. Michael A. Samuel.


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