We aught to take care of every part of our bodies so as to live a very long life. We are told how to loose weight, eat healthy, take care of your skin, taking care of your hair, your nails and all manner of diets and all manner of advises.
To add to all the health fuzz let me remind you of your eyes, if you want your eyes to serve you longer you shoud observe a good diet, not every foodstrengthens maintains your eyes’ health.
So here are seven foods that your eyes will thank you for eating.
1. SWEET POTATOES
- Orange is the best color for eye health! The color is produced by beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body
- These nutrients help increase vision at night and prevent eye dryness
- Helps reduce the risk of eye infections
- Lutein and zeaxanthin are related to vitamin A and beta-carotene
- Will protect your eye tissues from sunlight damage
- Reduces risk of cataracts and macular degeneration
- Eat dark, leafy greens with a fat, such as olive oil, to maximize absorption of lutein and zeaxanthin.
3. GREEN TEA
- Super high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
- Catechins may help lower the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration
- You can also find catechins in chocolate and red wine!
4. WHOLE GRAINS
- Quinoa, brown rice, and whole grain oats are high in vitamin E, zinc, and niacin which are eye-boosting nutrients
- Niacin is important for overall eye health
- Many grains are fortified with niacin
- Try swapping white carbohydrates for brown ones
- Another orange vegetable that is a great source of vitamin A and beta-carotene
- The extra vitamin A will fuel rhodopsin, the protein necessary to help the retina absorb light
- Carotenoids are found in fruits and vegetables that are yellow and orange. They help decrease the risk of many eye diseases and infections.
- Chia, flax, and hemp seeds are high in omega-3, a fatty acid our eyes need to thrive
- Nuts and legumes are high in vitamin E which has shown to improve vision and slow age-related issues
- Water is essential to everything, but if you’re experiencing dry eyes or blurry vision you may be at risk for dehydration
- Water also helps flush out toxins from the body
- Keeping hydrated with water will also help in focus and concentration with your eyesight