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VIEWS FOR 20/20 by Dr. Mark Skowron WHOLE-GRAIN DIET HELPS VISION One of the many health benefits that can be attained by adopting the Mediterranean diet, which includes eating fewer refined grain products in favor of whole grains, is better vision. In a recent study, researchers found that a diet of slowly digested starches prevented the development of "age-related macular degeneration" (AMD) compared to rapidly digested starches. Slowly digested starches such as those found in whole grains tend to raise blood sugar more slowly and, therefore, are said to have a low "glycemic index" (GI). This index is a relative ranking of carbohydrates in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. These findings may help those with a family history of AMD to reduce their risk. High sodium intake may increase your risk of cataract formation. Use less salt, and look for sodium content on the labels of canned and packaged foods. Choose fresh and frozen foods whenever possible. When it's time to make the all-important choice for the best frames to fit your budget and style, look to SKOWRON EYE CARE! We will gladly special order any frame of your liking. We also have an absolute, no questions asked, 1-year warranty on all glasses. At Skowron Eye Care, your 20/20 vision is our mission. P.S. Age-related macular degeneration affects the "macula," the part of the eye that allows fine details to be seen. CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com SKOWRON EYE CARE VIEWS FOR 20/20 by Dr. Mark Skowron WHOLE-GRAIN DIET HELPS VISION One of the many health benefits that can be attained by adopting the Mediterranean diet, which includes eating fewer refined grain products in favor of whole grains, is better vision. In a recent study, researchers found that a diet of slowly digested starches prevented the development of "age-related macular degeneration" (AMD) compared to rapidly digested starches. Slowly digested starches such as those found in whole grains tend to raise blood sugar more slowly and, therefore, are said to have a low "glycemic index" (GI). This index is a relative ranking of carbohydrates in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. These findings may help those with a family history of AMD to reduce their risk. High sodium intake may increase your risk of cataract formation. Use less salt, and look for sodium content on the labels of canned and packaged foods. Choose fresh and frozen foods whenever possible. When it's time to make the all-important choice for the best frames to fit your budget and style, look to SKOWRON EYE CARE! We will gladly special order any frame of your liking. We also have an absolute, no questions asked, 1-year warranty on all glasses. At Skowron Eye Care, your 20/20 vision is our mission. P.S. Age-related macular degeneration affects the "macula," the part of the eye that allows fine details to be seen. CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com SKOWRON EYE CARE