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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

GREEN COLLARDS, KALE, CARROTS, & PEACHES GOOD FOR GLAUCOMA, ORANGE JUICE AND SPINACH MAY NOT BE GOOD FOR GLAUCOMA

EyeWorld Magazine: 2008

This interesting new study found that glaucoma risk decreased in women who ate green collards and kale at least once a month, who ate more than two servings a week of carrots, and who consumed at least one weekly serving of canned or dried peaches.

Investigators also found that the odds of having glaucoma increased in patients who drank at least one serving of orange juice a day and ate more than one weekly serving of spinach. This is disturbing, since spinach is considered one of the best vegetables for macular degeneration and orange juice is a wonderful source of vitamin C, which significantly boosts the immune system.

Women who consumed at least 2 mg of vitamin B2 from natural food sources or at least 1,400 daily retinol equivalents of vitamin A were less likely to be diagnosed with glaucoma than participants who consumed lower amounts of these nutrients.

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