Must-Have Superfood

Must-Have Superfood

This tasty legume singlehandedly combats diabetes, cancer and heart disease. 

Refresh Tired Eyes

Refresh Tired Eyes

Swollen, saggy, dry – whatever eye dilemma you’re dealing with, we have a solution! 

ADHD Setbacks

ADHD Setbacks

See how ADHD impacts your success and how to stop it. 

Nuts and Your Eyes: Eat This Crunchy Snack for Stronger Vision

Handful of cashews or a cup of popcorn: Which afternoon snack does the biggest favor for your eyes?

Take the nuts. One study showed that a weekly serving of nuts may reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

All About Ratios
The nuts may help thanks to their inflammation-fighting omega-3s. (And for that matter, fish rich in omega-3s may be good for eyes, too.) But for the best eye benefits, you'll want to control your overall fat intake at the same time. And be especially sure you're not overdosing on omega-6s, found in vegetable oils and processed foods. They tend to encourage inflammation and may be particularly bad for eyes when it comes to AMD risk.

Fountain of Youth for Eyes
A nutritious, low-fat diet is just one of the ways you can help protect your peepers. There are lots of other habits that may help you see better and help keep your eyes healthy well into the future. Here are just a few examples:

Let RealAge beauty expert Amy Wechsler, MD, show you how to relieve tired eyes in this video.

RealAge Benefits

Eating a low-fat diet -- and eating healthful unsaturated fats when you do eat fat -- can make your RealAge as much as 6 years younger.

November, 2009