Several studies made in the USA have shown that omega-3 fatty acids prevent the progressive visual impairment, especially among the elderly.
The research was conducted so that were included 300 examinees who were treated with omega-3 over three years. These examiners were compared with a control group of people who were not treated with omega 3.
At the end of the study, researchers concluded that omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of senile macular degeneration by 68%. This type of degeneration is the number one cause of irreversible vision loss among the elderly.
Omega 3 fatty acids are well-known for their influence in the cardio-vascular system and mental abilities, and now also are known their benefits on improving eyesight.
Omega 3 fatty acids are not produced in the organism, our bodies cannot make omega-3 fats, we must get them through food.
Here are the world’s healthiest foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids:
- Flaxseed oil
- Flax Seeds, ground
- Fish oil, salmon
- Seeds, Chia seeds, dried
- Beef, grass-fed