In contrast to the positive effects of a healthy diet on eyesight, the negative effects of a poor diet on eyesight are well established. However, there is little consensus on what constitutes healthy eating. Then, which foods should be avoided to protect eye health? Some foods that are known to be harmful to the eyes also seem to fall into these extremely generalized categories
WebMD and Healthline warn that these four foods, when consumed frequently, can be detrimental to eye health:
condiments for drenching
Foods for drizzling or dipping on the table come first on the list. The amount of sugar and fat they contain may surprise you, especially if you don't typically think of them as harmful foods. Adding sugary toppings to a fresh, healthy salad won't do much good.
Consuming sugar is bad for your whole health, especially your eyes. One study suggests that eating meals high in sugar may raise your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.
A lot of fried food on your plate may be delicious, but it's not good for your health to eat that way on a regular basis.
Fatty oils, which are commonly used to make fried dishes, are obviously harmful to the eyes. Again, research has linked some diets to elevated cholesterol and age-related macular degeneration. High levels of poor cholesterol are associated with atherosclerosis, which can lead to cardiovascular disease, stroke, and even blindness.
The Third Problem: Sweetened Beverages
The list of foods that are hazardous for your eyes now includes sweetened beverages, another usual suspect. As was previously noted, drinking a lot of carbonated beverages (which are high in sugar) will raise your risk of age-related macular degeneration. Consuming large quantities of carbonated and sugary drinks is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which is itself linked to obesity. Several diabetic complications might have an effect on your eyesight.
The term "processed meat" refers to meat that has been
It is common knowledge that eating processed meats is harmful to your health, especially your eyes. I'm referring to processed lunch meats with a high salt content, such as salted cooked ham, bacon, and sausages. Long used for food preservation, salt is now routinely added in large quantities to food, which can be detrimental to your health.
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