WILD-CAUGHT FISH : Fish such as tuna, salmon, mackerel, sardines, and anchovies are high in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, one of which is DHA, docosahexaenoic acid. DHA is a major building block of the retina, as well as the brain, skin, and cerebral cortex. In fact, fully half of the body’s photoreceptors, rods and cones, are made up of omega-3 fatty acids. So, it’s hardly surprising that diets rich in this element can help stave off AMD.
In the form of whole foods (not supplements) omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to help with dry-eye syndrome.
While fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel are readily available year-round, an even better choice is smaller fish such as sardines and anchovies. Eating these frequently doesn’t pose the same risk of mercury contamination as eating larger fish does, and it’s better for our oceans, too.