Did you know that eating the right foods can help restore and maintain your eyesight? It’s true! Combining regular eye exams with the right diet may be your best bet against eye disease and vision loss! See below for the foods we recommend for healthy eye vision:
We’ve all heard, since childhood, that carrots are essential to healthy vision, but do you know why? Carrots are rich in beta – carotene which your body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A, which helps transfer fat to energy, is essential for maintaining healthy vision. In fact Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of blindness in the Third World. The vitamin helps maintain the surface lining of the eyes and integrity of skin and mucous membranes that protect us from bacteria and viruses.
Due to carotenes such as lutein and zeaxanthin, eggs may prevent macular degeneration which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field. Additionally, studies show that the sulfer in eggs protects the lens of the eye from the formation of cataracts.
Goji Berries, which play an important role in Chinese medicine for their positive affects on eyesight, are nutritionally rich, containing beta – carotene, Vitamins C, B1, B2 and other vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids. It has been inferred that Goji Berries are able to reduce the time it takes for vision to adapt to darkness and that the berry improves vision under subdued light. There’s also evidence to suggest that Goji Berries may also protect against macular degeneration and cataracts.
In closing, to best maintain your stellar eyesight, always schedule regular eye exams…but in the meantime, be sure to keep a healthy serving of eye friendly foods handy!