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Hidden Diet Danger Makes You BLIND?!

It’s that time of year again.

The time of year when everyone makes goals to get in shape, and get healthier. If you’re feeling frustrated by people constantly talking about their health goals and diet changes, I don’t blame you.

But there’s something you need to know about one type of diet.

Because some eating habits are downright DANGEROUS for your health.

Now, let me be clear, I’m not here to lecture you about what to eat and what not to eat. But I do think you need to be well-informed.

And that means telling you about how some foods can rob you of your vision!

Here’s what you need to know.

You might expect what you put in your mouth to change your waistline, or even impact your risk of heart disease…

But chances are you may not expect it to take away your sight.

A recent study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology found that diets heavy in processed foods can lead to vision loss in older Americans.

These persons were THREE TIMES more likely to develop an eye condition that robs you of your central vision, called late-stage, age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

With this type of macular degeneration, part of your eye called the macula, is damaged. This can happen when yellowish fatty deposits , called drunsen, grow on the macula.

The study included 1,300 participants. most did not initially have macular degeneration. All participants completed surveys about their diets, twice during the 18-year study.

They discovered that people who ate a Western diet were SIGNIFICANTLY more likely to develop late-stage AMD.

It’s believed that inflammation, due to a less healthy diet, causes stress and damage to the cells on the eyes, leading to a HIGHER risk of AMD.

Such foods include processed meats, trans-fats like margarine, and foods fried in unhealthy oils.

Now, does this mean you have to give up some of your favorite foods forever? Absolutely not.

But, in the year ahead, you may want to consider limiting your intake of the foods mentioned above.

For example, instead of every day, consider indulging once a week or every other week.

A balance of healthy foods with occasional treats is a great way to keep yourself healthy while still enjoying your favorite dishes.