Nanaama sakyiwaaFebruary 25, 20194min2220

7 Best Foods To Eat For Healthy And Young Eyes

Sweet Potatoes

Orange is the best color for eye health! The color is produced by beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body
These nutrients help increase vision at night and prevent eye dryness
Helps reduce the risk of eye infections

 

Kale
Lutein and zeaxanthin are related to vitamin A and beta-carotene
Will protect your eye tissues from sunlight damage
Reduces risk of cataracts and macular degeneration
Eat dark, leafy greens with a fat, such as olive oil, to maximize absorption of lutein and zeaxanthin.

 


Green Tea

Super high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
Catechins may help lower the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration
You can also find catechins in chocolate and red wine

Whole grains

Quinoa, brown rice, and whole grain oats are high in vitamin E, zinc, and niacin which are eye-boosting nutrients
Niacin is important for overall eye health
Many grains are fortified with niacin
Try swapping white carbohydrates for brown one


Carrots

Another orange vegetable that is a great source of vitamin A and beta-carotene
The extra vitamin A will fuel rhodopsin, the protein necessary to help the retina absorb light
Carotenoids are found in fruits and vegetables that are yellow and orange. They help decrease the risk of many eye diseases and infections.


Seeds

Chia, flax, and hemp seeds are high in omega-3, a fatty acid our eyes need to thrive
Nuts and legumes are high in vitamin E which has shown to improve vision and slow age-related issues


Water

Water is essential to everything, but if you’re experiencing dry eyes or blurry vision you may be at risk for dehydration
Water also helps flush out toxins from the body
Keeping hydrated with water will also help in focus and concentration with your eyesight

 

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