Did you know that a healthy diet can work wonders for your eyesight? Well now you do! Here are five foods that will work wonders for your eyesight.
Almonds, along with other types of nuts, are rich in vitamin E.
Vitamin E can greatly slow down degeneration of the eyes and protect them from cataracts.
A handful of almonds each day will provide you about half the recommended daily dose of vitamin E.
Throw a few berries into the mix and you’ll be well on your way!
Bugs Bunny was onto something after all.
Carrots, along with other orange fruits like pumpkin, sweet potato and mango are known to provide great benefits for your eye health through the substance they contain called lutein, which is also found in egg yolks and greens.
Carrots also contain beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A.
Blueberries in particular are one of the best fruits – and foods, for that matter – for your eyes. This is due to the large quantities of vitamin A, C, E and zinc.
Vitamin A is an antioxidant that prevents inflammation, vitamin C works to relieve eye pressure (which can lead to glaucoma in excess) and vitamin E prevents cataracts from forming. Zinc also protects against night blindness as well as macular degeneration.
As a bit of a bonus to this entry, citrus fruit are also great for your eyes. This is due to their high concentration of vitamin C.
Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and anchovies are great for your eyes due to the presence of fatty acid DHA. This substance is inherently found in our retinas and prevents macular degeneration.
So how fishy should you get?
Two or four servings of the fish I’ve listed above should be enough to give your eyesight a hand.
If you don’t fish, you’ve got a couple choices; for one, you can take fish oil supplements or flaxseed oil.
Leafy greens like spinach, kale and turnip greens contain a fantastic amount of lutein and zeaxanthin.
These have been proven to reduce the risk of eye diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts.
You can further reap the benefits of these greens by cooking them in olive or coconut oil.
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