Diet for Healthy Eyes
- 11 Months ago
A simple thumb rule to keep in mind is to eat a rainbow of colorful foods (naturally-colored that is). For example, food that contains antioxidants can help you in avoiding age-related macular degeneration or in the worst case scenario, blindness.
Include fruits and vegetables like peaches, papaya, mango, carrots, pumpkin and apricots that are orange/yellow in color as they are loaded with beta-carotene, which helps the body to convert into vitamin A- the essential nutrient that fights major eye diseases like glaucoma, cataract, and night blindness.
Vitamin A rich foods also include broccoli, sweet potatoes, and spinach. The other vitamin that is crucial for good vision is Vitamin C. It can, for example, help to prevent cataract. Good sources for this are citrus fruits, and various berries.
Omega 3 fatty acids are also of importance for healthy vision and it can be found in salmon, mackerel, flaxseed, and walnuts.