- Cholesterol Reduction
According to the study, 23 patients with age-related macular degeneration were given high doses of Lipitor, a drug that reduces cholesterol levels. In 10 of those patients, the fat deposits under their retina disappeared and they experienced improvement in vision clarity.
This is when garlic comes into play. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, eating even half a clove of garlic per day can significantly reduce total cholesterol levels. This is due to the fact that the compounds that are present in garlic prevent cholesterol synthesis
- Blood Pressure Reduction
According to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, two randomized controlled studies show that garlic significantly helped reduce mean supine systolic blood pressure.
In conclusion, garlic is an overall effective remedy to help prevent age-related macular degeneration. Try crushing or pressing your garlic, as this action releases more of the beneficial compounds found in garlic.
It is cheap and easily available and can be consumed in many different ways. It is also a natural product, which means that it will not cause any of the side effects that commonly accompany store-bought drugs. If you want to ensure that you have good eyesight for the rest of the life, start increasing your garlic intake today.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Researchers found that macular diseases caused by abnormal blood vessel growth can be prevented by a byproduct found in docosahexaenoic acid, one of the omega-3 fatty acids.
Researchers believe that it may prevent the condition by inhibiting abnormal growth of the blood vessels that cause these eye problems.
- Beta Carotene
Inside the body, beta carotene converts into vitamin A (retinol). Vitamin A prevents is necessary to prevent a variety of eye diseases, as many people who are vitamin A deficient suffer from night blindness, spotty vision, dryness of the eyes and ulcers.
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