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What you eat and drink can have a long-term effect on your cardiovascular and visual health. Around 250 million people worldwide suffer from mild to severe vision loss, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). However, in this article I will be listing out the worst food for your eyes according to WebMD.com
Simple carbs, such as those found in white bread and pasta, have been associated to an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration. The reason behind this is because this sort of carb is easily digested by your body. Blood sugar levels rise as a result of this.
2. Meats That Have Been Processed
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Sodium is abundant in hot dogs, bacon, and deli meats. High blood pressure can develop as a result of this salt increase (hypertension). This may result in the following effects in your eyes.
3. Cooking Oils
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A seminal study from 30 years ago connected too much linoleic acid, an unsaturated lipid, to an increased risk of AMD. It can be found in the following cooking oils:
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Some margarine contains trans fat, which elevates cholesterol levels and increases the risk of heart disease and vision difficulties. The higher the trans fat content of margarine, the more solid it is. Use a spread or a liquid instead of a stick for a healthier alternative.
5. Sugary Beverages
Sugar is abundant in soda, sports drinks, lemonade, and other sweetened beverages. In the United States, they're the leading source of calories and added sugar. Sugar increases your chances of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
6. Fish and Shell Fish.
In moderation, most of us have no cause to be concerned about mercury in fish and shellfish. However, it can cause major health concerns, including eye impairment, at high doses and for some groups of people.
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Pregnant women, people who are breastfeeding or may become pregnant, and youngsters should consume 8-12 ounces of fish and shellfish per week, according to health experts.
While alcohol is not a meal, it is something you put into your body that has been linked to eye illness by specialists. Too much alcohol can lead to cataracts, a common condition that forms a clouded spot in your eye lens, at a younger age.
Caffeine in your morning cup of coffee or tea may increase intraocular pressure, or the pressure inside your eye (IOP). Caffeine increases this pressure in persons with glaucoma or ocular hypertension (OHT), according to studies. A high IOP might result in vision loss and blindness.
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