Kale as Treatment for Wet AMD

The kale nutrients that are most important to us who are concerned about macular degeneration is lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids are powerful antioxidants that protect the macula – a tiny spot in the middle of the retina that gives us our straight ahead vision.

But that’s not the only health benefit of kale. This cruciferous vegetable is a rich source of calcium, Vitamins A and C along with the powerful macular degeneration antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin.

As far back as 1994 a Harvard study was done by Dr. Johanna Seddon. The conclusion of that study was that those who ate at least 5 servings of dark leafy greens per week had a 43% lower risk of developing AMD than those who ate small amounts or none at all.

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