Well, well, well… looks like the best way to shrink your belly and protect your heart can do something else that’s every bit as important.
It can preserve your vision!
New research finds giving up all the crummy foods that boost your blood sugar will also help prevent macular degeneration and even stop this disease cold if you have it.
That’s the numero uno cause of vision loss in older folks, so devastating the most docs won’t even try to sugarcoat it when they break the devastating news.
They’ll tell you to take a good look around and savor the view while you can — because it could all start to fade, and there’s almost NOTHING you can do to stop it.
Sure, you might not go completely blind with this condition.
But you won’t be able to take in those sweeping mountain vistas anymore, and there will almost certainly come a time when you’ll have to give up your car keys.
And forget about reading.
Even large-print might not be good enough. It’s audiobooks or nothing from now on.
But not if you make a few quick changes to your diet!
The new study on rats focused on what’s called the glycemic index, which measures how rapidly foods transform your bloodstream into a river of sugar straight out of Willy Wonka’s factory.
High-glycemic foods will cause glucose to spike rapidly, while low-glycemic foods will do it much more slowly.
In the study, the critters were fed a high-glycemic diet until AMD kicked in. Then, half were switched to a low-glycemic diet.
The ones that kept eating those sugar-spiking foods saw major damage in the cells in the back of the eyeball that suck up light and help you see. That’s one of the hallmarks of the “dry” form of AMD.
But that didn’t happen to the rats that switched to a low-glycemic diet.
You know what DID happen?
The damage literally STOPPED — something no drug in the world can do in humans.
Obviously, this was a study on critters and not people — but human studies show pretty much the same dang thing.
In one study a few years back, researchers found that folks who ate high-glycemic foods were 40 PERCENT more likely to develop macular degeneration.
The best way to avoid high-glycemic foods is to avoid carbs in general. Sure, some of them are better than others, but none of them are GOOD for you.
Skip ’em all — as much as you can anyway — and you’ll have a good shot at keeping eagle-sharp vision into your 70s, 80s, 90s, and beyond.