Studies continue to shed light on how eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables decreases a person’s risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Currently, the standard treatment for early-moderate dry AMD consists of eye vitamins that follow the AREDS [Age-Related Eye Disease Study] formula. The role of nutrition in the macular degeneration disease process is one of the many paths Macular Degeneration Research (MDR) grantees explore. So, in honor of Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, we’re asking you to share your healthiest recipe.
How to Participate:
When writing your recipe, try to primarily include ingredients that are believed to be beneficial to vision health, such as:
Arugula, avocados, bananas, bell peppers, berries, broccoli, brussels sprouts, canola/ olive oil, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, citrus fruits, collard greens, flaxseed oil, fortified dairy, fortified milk, green beans, kale, legumes, lima beans, mango, nuts, oily fish (tuna, salmon, sardines), okra, oysters, peas, poultry, potatoes (sweet and white), red grapes, spinach, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, wheat germ, whole grain, and yellow corn.
Avoid foods that contain saturated fat and sugar.
Your recipe should include step-by-step instructions, include ingredient measurements, and benefit people who are experiencing vision loss and may need help following the recipe or shopping for ingredients.
A nutritionist will decide the winning recipe. Winner will be featured by BrightFocus and receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Read all the contest rules here
. The contest will be open from February 5, 2018 – February 28, 2018. Winner announced in late March. If you don’t have a recipe to share, but would like to receive the winning recipe and other news about Macular Degeneration Research via email, please join our list.
Please share your recipe and a photo of your recipe here.