These Five Types of Food Are Good for Your Eyes!

15 Oct

Two of the most important and delicate organs in the body are the eyes. Because a lot of the natural degenerative processes in relation to the eyes are irreversible, it’s better to take steps now to prevent eye-related problems from happening in the first place. And one of the best places to start is by eating more of these kinds of foods…

  • Fish –Cold-water fish such as tuna, salmon, sardines, and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These can help protect against dry eyes, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
  • Leafy greens – Spinach, collard greens, broccoli, kale, and other leafy greens are packed with zeaxanthin and lutein that can help stem the development of macular degeneration.  For best results and preservation of nutrients, try eating these greens raw (like in a salad, for example).
  • Whole grains – The vitamin E, zinc, and niacin found in whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, whole oats, and whole wheat bread promote overall eye health.
  • Citrus Fruits and Berries – Fresh fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and berries are great sources of vitamin C, which can reduce the risk for cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • Apricots and Blueberries – The eye requires vitamin A to repair damaged tissues and cells. Apricots and blueberries are rich in the lycopene and beta-carotene that the body uses to create vitamin A.
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