Fruit For Sight

We know how delicious and good fruit is for you. Here's a study showing another benefit... seeing.

A recent study published in the June 2004 issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults, by 36%, compared to persons who consume less than 1.5 servings of fruit daily.

In this study, which involved over 70,000 women and over 40,000 men, researchers evaluated the effect of consumption of fruits; vegetables; the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E; and carotenoids on the development of early ARMD or neovascular ARM, a more severe form of the illness associated with vision loss.

Food intake information was collected periodically for up to 18 years for women and 12 years for men. While, surprisingly, intakes of vegetables, antioxidant vitamins and carotenoids were not strongly related to incidence of either form of ARM, fruit intake was definitely protective against the severe form of this vision-destroying disease.

To your best health,

All good things!

Mark

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Posted on November 28th, 2007 in diet,food,lifestyle,raw diet by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate Comments Off on Raw Food: A Lifestyle, Not A Diet

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Posted on November 23rd, 2007 in holidays,meals,photos,raw,thanksgiving by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate Comments Off on Delicious Thanksgiving Feast

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Updates and Welcome Back

Posted on November 23rd, 2007 in blog by Vegan Raw Diet Advocate Comments Off on Updates and Welcome Back

After some time without posting has passed, the blog is now on it's own domain and updated! I'll be posting regularly and look forward to your comments, suggestions and feedback.

Peace!

Mark

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