Nutrition and Your Eyes

We all know the importance of taking care of our eyes and we’ve heard about dietary supplements, but do we really know what we need to consume? There are several things that we consider do to protect our eyes but in this post I will highlight some foods that are good for your eyesight and eye health.

Carrots, we have always been told, are good for our eyes. But what is in them that’s so good? It is the Beta Carotene that gets converted to Vitamin A that is good for our eyes. It can help slow down macular degeneration and can help with the treatment of dry eye.

Dark leafy greens contain Lutein and Zeaxanthin which are antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of chronic eye disease and cataracts.

Eggs also contain lutein and zeaxanthin along with zinc which has been shown to benefit those with night blindness and cataracts.

Citrus and Berries are high in Vitamin C which helps promote healthy cells throughout our body. It also supports the health of ocular blood vessels

Nuts are a good source for Vitamin E which main function is another antioxidant which helsp rid your body of free radicals that can do harm to your cells.

Fatty Fish are loaded with DHA and EPA, versions of Omega 3, the fat that is found throughout the body including the eyes. It has been proven to help with the development of infants eyes and nerve growth and it helps support the eye function throughout your life. DHA is particularly helpful as a treatment against dry eye and numerous studies now show that it is clearly effective.

Do you know of another food that helps eye health? Are you eating enough of the right foods? Your eyes are important, take care of them with the right diet and enjoy a life full of beautiful vision.