One particular part of the eye called the Macular controls our central vision. The word macular is defined in Latin as yellow spot. Therefore, the macular is defined as the small yellow spot that is found in the center of the retina in your eyes. This particular yellow spot is this specific color due to the fact that it has the highest concentration of carotenoids in the eyes. Carotenoids are defined as the pigmentation found in fruits and vegetables that give these vision foods their red, green, blue, purple or yellow colors. Some examples of carotenoids include carrots and blueberries. In the case of the macular the 2 main carotenoids found in the macular are Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Why is it so important to increase the macular density of our eyes? This is due to the fact that neglecting the care of our macular health via poor nutrition may increase the risk later on in life for the age related vision disease macular degeneration; an eye disorder characterized by a loss of central vision that leads to blindness.
Therefore, what can you do to increase the macular density of the eyes? 1 We can eat vision foods rich in carotenoids such as carrots, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes and blueberries. The problem with our foods nowadays is the fact that due to current farming practices we are not getting a sufficient amount of nutrients from foods alone. As a matter of fact, a study published by the U.S Department of Agriculture admitted in an official report that our produce is deficient in Vitamins and minerals by as much as 88%. 2 Therefore, another way that you can increase the density of the macular is to start taking a comprehensive vision supplement with all the various key nutrients in the right dosages that are necessary for improving your vision health. By taking these preventive steps in vision care you will ensure the maintenance of healthy eyesight for years to come.