Feed Your Eyes

June 11, 2010 at 7:43 pm Leave a comment

Okay, so you know that a healthy diet and exercise is the ultimate recipe for a long, happy life. Well, guess what? Everything that is good for you is also good for your vision. Nutrition is a vital component in eye health.

Research suggests antioxidants will reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.

Vitamin A protects against blindness and Vitamin C plays a role in preventing or alleviating glaucoma. Fatty acids can help ease the symptoms of dry eye syndrome and guard against macular damage.

Incorporate the following food in your diet:

  • Vitamin A: carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes, buttermilk squash, liver, eggs
  • Vitamin C: oranges, strawberries, cantaloupes
  • Vitamin E: almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds
  • Fatty acids: cold-water fish (salmon, trout)

In general be sure to eat lots of green, leafy veggies, orange fruits, some nuts, and two servings of fish per week.

So start eating healthy – your eyes will thank you.

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