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Leafy Greens Save Eyesight

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For decades grandmas have been telling their grandchildren to eat their vegetables. Now an analysis from the University of Georgia shows that a diet rich in green leafy vegetables may help prevent age-related eye problems such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Foods like kale, spinach and collard greens are rich in nutrients like lutein and zeaxanthin. Such carotenoids seem to play a special role in visual performance.

[Journal of Food Science, December 2009]

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I am 86 years old. I eat spinach and kale frequently. I was having trouble reading fine print. I recently found, at my yearly eye check-up, that my lens' had to be reduced in strength. I thought the change would be in a stronger prescription.

Wow! That's good news. I hope at 86 years old, my prescription needs reducing...

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