Excellent news, foodies: eating is good your eye health! A number of foods are naturally rich in nutrients that support eye health and protect against vision and eye deterioration. Let’s take a look at some of the top bites to grab.
8 Foods Rich in Nutrition for Eyes:
Colorful fruits and veggies
Carrots are infamous for eye health, and they’re not alone in their scrumptious utility. Carotenoids color fruits and vegetables (cantaloupe, pumpkin, bell peppers, strawberries) and help protect against eye disease. Catenoid fruits and vegetables are doubly rich in Vitamins A and C, both caretaker vitamins of the eyes.
Is your diet already full of lentils and kidney beans? If not, add these sources of bioflavonoids and zinc to salads and soups to protect your retina and reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Citrus and Berries
Citrus fruits and berries bring vitamin C to your eyes to help reduce cataracts and macular degeneration as you age.
That’s right, eating leafy greens is great for more than keeping trim. Greens such as kale, spinach, avocados, and broccoli contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which help protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.
Go nuts with almonds, pistachios, and walnuts. These favorite bite-size snacks are dense in omega-3s and vitamin E.
Any way you like them, the gluten and vitamin A content in eggs keep your eyes healthy and helps fight dry eyes and night blindness.
Cold-water fish such as salmon and tuna are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s keep eyes moist and help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration.
Quinoa, whole oats, and brown rice are packed with vitamin E, niacin and zinc to keep your eyes healthy and functioning well. Fill up on whole grains to keep your glycemic index low, protecting your eyes from macular degeneration.
Learning about the ways food supports our bodies is so important. Come into Diamond Vision to learn more about eye health and your options for achieving your clearest vision, yet. If you’re from Georgia visit our Atlanta Eye Treatment Center.