Part of the eyecare process is eating a healthy diet that supports optimum vision. In this article we will offer you some great advice on what to put on your plate that will keep you seeing longer, stronger, and better.
Sure, carrots are great for your vision. But so is fish! Tuna, salmon, and sardines, among other cold-water fish, provide your eyes with the omega 3 fatty acids necessary to help prevent such eye ailments as cataracts and macular degeneration. If you are not a fish-lover, you can purchase supplements that will offer the same protection against challenges to your eyesight.
Eggs are an excellent source of nutrients such as lutein, and vitamins, including Vitamin A. Both protect your optics against dry eyes and night blindness, and improve the overall function of your eyesight long-term.
Whole grains are a great deterrent to macular degeneration brought on by the aging process. Quinoa, whole oats, whole-wheat bread and other foodstuffs in this category are chock full of niacin, zinc, and Vitamin E. These vitamins and nutrients are natural ways to keep seeing things clearly!
Leafy greens such as broccoli, avocados, spinach, and kale provide antioxidants. They help to prevent cataracts and macular degeneration which are two eyesight problems that plague people as they age.
Don’t forget to eat a wide variety of citrus. Lemons, grapefruit and oranges help to slow down the possibility of macular degeneration and cataracts because they are rich in Vitamin C. Many berries offer the same type of protection.
Nuts and legumes are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which are great prohibitors of multiple vision problems, and protectors of the retina, too!
Finally, colorful fruits and vegetables, particularly pumpkin, carrots, peppers, strawberries, and cantaloupe, are excellent foods to support eye health. They contain both Vitamin A and Vitamin C, and carotenoids that give these foods their bright colors. It’s not just an old-wives’ tale that these foods are good for your eyesight. The rich nutrients found in them confirms this as fact!
The experts at Sea Island Eyecare recommend eating right to maintain your eyesight, and make a visit to the eye doctor a part of your eyecare regimen. We look forward to serving you!