The Best Nutrition for Eye Health?
Everyone knows that eating carrots is good for the eyes. Heck, we've all heard that from the time we can speak. Yet what about other food items? What else can increase the quality of our vision and head off eye-related health issues? Below is a list of six key food items that can do just that, and, of course, carrots are indeed on the list!
Carrots and Other Orange Fruits and Vegetables
It is quite true that carrots and other orange-colored fruits and veggies serve to promote eye health and protect vision. The type of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, is what gives these foods their orange color and serves to aid the retina and other parts of the eye to function well.
Citrus and Berries
Packed with vitamin C, these fruits have been shown to lower the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts.
Got dry eye syndrome or seek to prevent it? Fatty fish including the likes of tuna, salmon, steelhead, mackerel and anchovies are full of DHA, an eye-important fatty acid that is found in your retina. Low levels of DHA have been linked to dry eye syndrome, according to Dr. Jimmy Lee, director of refractive surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.
[su_divider divider_color="#ececec"] So, there are many foods to consider for eye health beyond carrots. How about this for dinner sometime? Barbecued Salmon with and almond strawberry rub, green salad with hard boiled egg yolk crumble, ice water (water is good for the eyes) and a shot of carrot juice! Yum...and your eyes will like it too! Header Image Courtesy: paleomg.com