Monday, 27 January 2014

Eat right to improve your eye-sight


Did you know the diet that helps your heart is also good for your eyes?

The connection isn't surprising!

Your eyes rely on tiny arteries for oxygen and nutrients just as the heart relies on much larger arteries.
Keeping your arteries healthy will help your eyes and heart.


Through this blog, I would like to share with you some of the nutrients that are essential for the well being of your eyes.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin

These two nutrients, found in healthy eyes, aids in lowering the risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. You can find these in abundant in:
  • Dark leafy green vegetables like spinach, romaine lettuce, collards, kale, turnip greens, broccoli
  • Green Peas
  • Egg 
  • Corn 

Omega-3 fatty acid

Studies show that people who had a diet high in omega-3 fatty acid were much less likely to develop AMD.
Salmon, tuna, halibut and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acid.

Vitamin C

Eyes need relatively high levels of vitamin C to function properly. Vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant can prevent or at least delay the AMD and cataracts.
Oranges, lemon, kiwi, grapefruit, gooseberry are high in vitamin C.

Zinc

Zinc is an essential trace mineral that is found in high concentration in the eyes which protects your eyes from the damaging effects of light.
Legumes of all kinds( including black-eyed peas), peanuts, oysters, lean red meat and poultry are high in zinc.

Beta-Carotene

Vitamin A is an essential element for having a better vision. Consumption of fruits and vegetables which contains beta-carotene reduces the risk of night blindness as it converts into Vitamin A within the body.
Carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, peaches, broccoli and cantaloupe are high in beta-carotene.

Making these nutrients as a part of your daily diets will help your eyes stay healthy.

"Eat right to save your sight."


2 comments:

  1. wow..good info..should keep practicing these for a gr8 eye sight

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    1. I too feel great about learning new things, and sharing it with my friends makes me more happier than ever.

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