When you battle vision problems, you can almost SEE your independence being stolen from you. As your eyesight fades, so does your lifestyle.
And if age-related macular degeneration is behind the vision loss, it might never come back. Because there’s no cure.
In fact, when it’s macular degeneration, even your own trusted doctor will give it to you straight. It’s pretty much guaranteed to get worse.
But here’s the truth. That’s NOT always the case. Because natural medicine has a little secret up its sleeve that Big Pharma doesn’t.
And that’s a safe and easy way to:
- slow the macular degeneration
- help preserve your vision
- maintain your independence
…all at the same time.
You might’ve even heard of this proven “vision cocktail” already. But new research spots something most people haven’t heard of… yet. And that’s a way to make this science-backed approach even MORE effective.
Save your sight from macular degeneration
You’ve likely heard of the AREDS 2 formula. I’ve talked about it right here in Healthier Talk before.
And if you’ve been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, there’s a solid chance you’re already taking this mix of vision vitamins. This blend of nutrients is proven to slow degeneration and preserve vision, in some cases indefinitely.
- 500 mg of vitamin C
- 180 mg of vitamin E
- 10 mg of lutein
- 2 mg of zeaxanthin
- 80 mg zinc
- 2 mg copper
This macular degeneration fighting mix works great for many people. But as with most treatments, it’s more successful for some folks than others. And let’s face it. If you’re losing your own eyesight, you REALLY want to be in the “some folks” group rather than with the others.
That’s what makes this new study so vital. Because it reveals the likely difference between the two groups. And it comes down to their diet.
Specifically, sticking closer to a Mediterranean diet can slow what’s known as geographic atrophy. It’s a key measure of macular degeneration progression.
But wait, I can make this solution booster even better.
Supercharge this top vision-saver
The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world. It’s a key reason why people in the region are known for their astounding longevity.
It’s a lifestyle I heartily recommend and even try to stick to myself. But I’ll also admit it can sometimes be hard to be disciplined about these things.
Lucky for us, the study breaks down which specific components of the Mediterranean diet have the most significant impact on macular degeneration patients who are taking the AREDS 2 formula.
And it zeroes in on what could be the REAL key to fighting AMD: Fruit. The Mediterranean diet is loaded with fresh produce, especially fruit. And fruit is a top source of the carotenoids needed for good vision and general eye health.
In the new study, the folks who ate the most fruit got the biggest impact from AREDS 2.
The study also names three other Mediterranean staples that could help you fight back against macular degeneration: limit your red meat, keep alcohol consumption moderate, and eat more monounsaturated fatty acids (found in olives, nuts, etc.).
Along with saving your eyes, these same foods can help protect your heart, blood vessels, brain, and more.
Don’t have age-related macular degeneration? Don’t rest TOO easy – it’s a sneaky disease that forms slowly behind the scenes. But you can dramatically cut your risk of developing it with these tips.