NUTRITION AND EYE HEALTH
Are your patients getting the proper minerals and nutrients to properly support their ocular and general health? The nutrients in fruits and vegetables are important to eye health, but the majority of Canadians may be missing out.
Based on the latest Statistics Canada report, in 2014, on average, 60% of Canadians consumed fruits and vegetables less than 5 times per day. This number jumps to 71% in men aged 45-64 *1.
Two fatty acids found in certain fish - eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - have been associated with cardioprotective effects; improving blood flow, reducing inflammation, and lowering blood triglyceride levels. *2
The 2012-2013 Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) showed an estimated 72.7% of Canadians consumed less than 1 serving of oily fish a week (where oily fish were any of 27 fish/shellfish that contain the most EPA+DHA) *3
You can help ensure your patients overall and ocular health. A daily dose of multi-vitamin and/or Omega-3 enhances the maintenance of good ocular and overall health.
*1,2,3 – Based on data gathered by Statistics Canada