See(ing) Food

Carrots are a classic ingredient for better eyesight, and now it turns out that a diet high in vegetables (including carrots), fruits, whole grains, legumes and seafood may reduce your risk of
developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness among senior adults, according to health experts at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.

In their study of more than 4,000 adults, those who adhered to a diet pattern of primarily plant foods and seafood, referred to as an Oriental pattern, had less of a key indicator for AMD than those who consumed relatively high intakes of red meat, processed meat, high-fat dairy products, French fries and refined grains that are common in the Western pattern.