Your greens are good for your eyes

Macula degeneration as an eye disease has a very high profile thanks to the folks at Macula Degeneration NZ. Its an eye disease that causes a slow and irreversible loss of central vision in the elderly. Science has told us that the central retina or macula (at the back of the eye) is slowly oxidized over time and breaks down leading to permanent loss of central vision. Certain things that we do help it along faster. These are things such as smoking and to some extent UV exposure. The good news is that you can do something to protect yourself better for when you get older. That is you can eat more greens, specifically broccoli, kale, spinach and brussel sprouts. These particular greens contain some specific elements that help slow down oxidation of the macula and give it better overall protection. Remember though one serving isn’t going to do the trick as you’ll need to make this a long term habit to get the benefits. Try googling great recipes for macula degeneration.