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8 Foods to Boost Your Eye Health

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:color wheel concept fruits - vegetables

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.

Legumes

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.

Leafy GreensHealthy green smoothie and ingredients: kiwi fruit, avocado, fresh spinach, lime, mint herb

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.

Nuts

Go nuts with almonds, pis­ta­chios, and wal­nuts. These favorite bite-size snacks are dense in omega-3s and vit­a­min E.

Eggs

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.

Fish

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.

Whole GrainsCollection of grain products, lentils, peas, soybeans and red beans in storage jars over on kitchen rural table. Vegetarian products.

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.

February 19th, 2018|Comments Off on 8 Foods to Boost Your Eye Health

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.

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