30/10/2016 by By Dr. Justin Lafreniere, ND
Protect Your Eyes with Antioxidants
In this June’s issue of Archives of Opthalmology, they released a study indicating that high dietary antioxidant intake lowered the risk of age-related macular degeneration. They looked specifically at omega-3 fats EPA and DHA, zeaxanthin, lutein, zinc and beta-carotene. While this is not new information, it certainly fortifies the previous evidence. Especially in the summer months, when UV light exposure is high, there is greater need for antioxidant protection for your eyes. Wear sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and take your antioxidants!