Leafy Greens Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

red chardThe Huffington Post is on board with the idea that colorful food is good for you and that the colors on your plate indicate the nutrients that will help you thrive.

As their columnist Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. says ” Dark, leafy greens (spinach, chard and arugula) are good sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, phytochemicals that accumulate in the eyes and help prevent age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in older people.”

At Natural Eye Care, we definitely agree with that statement, though we might recommend eating 1 1/2 to 2 cups per day, not per week as Wright recommends.  A plant based diet full of leafy greens is essential for optimum eye health.