The Macular Disease foundation has its own recipe book promoting food groups that are associated with healthy Maculae. It’s a great book, but there are also lots of good recipes sitting on bookshelves in our own homes. At Precision Eye Clinic we have all been flicking through magazines and our cook books and their are some tempting recipes out there.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are in high concentration in a healthy macula and can be found in dark leafy greens – kale, spinach, silver beet. There are great stir fry recipes that include these leaves, also salads, curries or even a quiche. Your plate doesn’t need to be just green – pumpkin, corn and beans are also a good source.
Oily fish and their omega 3 content are another healthy eye must. Mackerel and beans on toast is an easy macular friendly meal.
Good nutrition is something we can all adopt to help reduce the risk of macular degeneration.