Great Foods for Your Eyes
Indeed, it isn’t just carrots that are great for the health of your eyes. Many different, whole foods enhance and protect your eyes from things like macular degeneration, contact with free radicals, dry eye syndrome and more. Read on to see which foods to target for optimal vision and to decrease your chances from developing problems.
Most know that vitamin C is a big part of oranges. Well, this lovely vitamin serves to promote healthy eyes as it keeps blood vessels healthy…which helps to lower the risk of developing cataracts.
Red meat contains a high level of zinc, which is an excellent vitamin for your eyes as it sends vitamin A to your retinas from your liver. This action, in turn, produces melanin that serves to protect your eyes pigment. Not having enough zinc can lead to vision issues such as cataracts and problems with night vision.
Last but not least…carrots. Yes, we all know carrots are key for the eyes…but why? Well, vitamin A…which, as noted in the red meat section above, is key in preventing issues including cataracts and problems with night vision. However, and contrary to popular belief, carrots do not improve your vision (only protect).