Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Eyefoods Tips - Fiber

Diets rich in foods with a high glycemic index can increase the risk of AMD and cataracts. Foods high in fiber tend to have a lower glycemic index. Adding these high-fiber foods to your diet will help to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, which has been shown to be linked with increased risk of AMD.

Eat a diet rich in high fiber foods instead of foods with a high glycemic index.

Foods to avoid (high glyceminc index):
white bread,
sugar and baked goods,
certain breakfast cereals,
white pasta,
white rice                       
Foods to eat (high fiber, low glycemic index)
100% whole wheat bread,
whole grains (eg. quinoa, barley, brown rice, wheat berries)
beans and legumes (such as lentils)

Tan, J., J. Wang, G. Liew, E. Rochtchina, and P. Mitchell. 2008. Age-related macular degeneration and mortality from cardiovascular disease or stroke. Br J Ophthalmol, Nov; 92 (1): 509-12.
Chiu, C., R. Milton, R. Klein, G. Gensler, and A. Taylor. 2007. Dietary carbohydrate and the progression of age-related macular degeneration: a prospective study from the age-related eye disease study. Am J Clin Nutr 86: 1210-18.

1 comment:

  1. We often forget about fiber, however fiber is really important for healthy eyes.