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How can eating refined carbs hurt my eyes?

Looks like there may be yet another reason to kick sugar and white flour out of your diet -- eye health.

Cutting back on processed carbs could lower your risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in people 60 and older.

What makes refined carbs so bad for your peepers? Seems their high glycemic index may be partly to blame. High-glycemic-index foods boost a whole bunch of bad things linked to AMD -- like increases in oxidative stress, inflammation and blood-fat levels.

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