Food for Healthy Eyes
Eating right is a big part of achieving a healthier and balanced lifestyle, and a nutritious diet is beneficial not only for your general health and well-being, it can also boost your eye health.
In particular, there are several foods which are rich in specific nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, lutein and Omega-3. These help to boost eyesight, slow down the onset of age-related eye conditions and prevent conditions such as dry eyes.
For a set of healthy eyes, read on to find out what you should be eating more of:
Kale and carrots are great sources of vitamin A, which helps to promote good eyesight. The commonly known beta-carotene found in carrots is actually a form of vitamin A. These vegetables, along with other leafy greens like spinach, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, also contain an excellent combination of lutein and zeaxanthin, which protects the eyes from vision loss and aging conditions like cataract and macular degeneration.
Fruits have been found to significantly improve eye vision. Avocados contain more lutein than any other fruit and helps to slow down the ageing process of the eyes. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants called anthocyanin which promotes eye health and prevent eye diseases such as cataract and macular degeneration. Like carrots, rock melons and peaches are filled with beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin that improve eye vision and prevent deterioration. Peaches also contain biochemicals that protect the eye tissues from internal and external damage.
Omega-3 Rich Food
Salmon, sardines, and cod are fishes that are packed rich with omega-3. These fatty acids provide structural support to our cell membranes and contribute to good eye health. Omega-3 helps to enhance retinal function, as well as the part of the brain that contributes to perfect eyesight. It has also been shown to keep dry eyes at bay. Dry nuts like walnuts and sunflower seeds are great sources of omega-3 and vitamin E.
This informative article is shared by our partnering eye clinic, LSC Eye Clinic, under the Singapore Medical Group. If you require medical services for your vision, visit LSC Eye Clinic at Paragon today!