Nutrients that will optimize your eye health

Tue Jul 16 2019

It is a pretty well-known fact that what we eat significantly impacts the health of our vision and our eyes. A bad diet and a lack of exercise are not only bad for your body but also for our eyes, which require some specific nutrients to keep functioning at their maximum capacity.

In this blog, we’re going take a look at some nutrients that will optimize your eye health.

Kale and Spinach

Kale and spinach are rich in antioxidants which protect our eyes from pollution, cigarette smoke, and even sunlight. The antioxidants present in kale and spinach are called lutein and zeaxanthin, and they are really great for keeping our eyes healthy and are known to protect the retina against damage from harmful visible light by absorbing it.

Seeds and Nuts

Two of the most important vitamins are vitamin C and vitamin E. Both of them work together to keep our tissues healthy and strong. However, most people suffer from a deficiency of vitamin E which plays an important role when it comes to the health of our eyes.Seeds and nuts like almonds and sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E and adding a handful of these to our diet will do a lot for our eye’s health.

Pumpkins, carrots, and sweet potato

It is an almost universally known fact that carrots are healthy for our eyes. However, almost all yellow and orange fruits and vegetables are good for our eyes because they contain beta carotene, an essential nutrient for our eye’s health.

Fish containing Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to keep our heart and our brain in good health but they also have benefits for our eyes too. Fishes like salmon and herring are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids and adding them to your diet will help you get the nutrients you need to optimize your eye’s health.

Meat, eggs, and whole grains 

Zinc is a crucial nutrient for our eye’s health and it can be found abundantly in eggs, meat, and whole-grain food. Zinc plays an important role in keeping the retina of our eye in its most optimum working order.

Your diet shape your world and also how you see it

The importance of a proper diet cannot be stated enough. When we are not on a balanced diet, we miss out on essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are required to keep both our minds and body strong and healthy. By committing to healthy food and diet, you are not only making a commitment to better eyes but better health and a better life in general.

Article: Some Nutrients Your Good Eye Health | Tips for Healthy Eyes
Author: Dr Subodh   |   Jul 16 2019 | UPDATED 02:00 IST

*The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Centre for Sight.

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