Seafood diets "not only good for the eyes"

Seafood diets "not only good for the eyes"

It is a well-known fact that eating plenty of fish, mainly oily ones which are high in omega-3, is good for the eyes and can lead to improved vision.

However, experts in Greece have now explained that the eyes may not be the only beneficiary of a seafood diet, as the entire body benefits.

Specialists from the University of Athens have claimed that people on the Mediterranean diet, which includes plenty of seafood, live far longer than the global average.

On the island of Ikaria alone, 1.1 per cent of the population is aged over 90, compared with the worldwide average of 0.1 per cent.

According to Christina Chrysohoou, a cardiologist at the Athens University school of medicine, an afternoon nap also contributes to the increased lifespan.

Recently, Cathy Yelf, head of external relations at the Macular Disease Society, said that enjoying a healthy diet can play an important role in eye health, with those missing out on omega-3 fatty acids having more chance of developing macular degeneration.

by Emily Tait

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