It’s true that food can help reduce problems that come with age and slow the deterioration of vision. This time we present you some foods that contribute to the eye health.
Omega 3 fatty acids
They nourish the nerve cell membranes, including retina, and contribute to delaying or slowing down the appearance of eye diseases caused by aging.
Oranges and tangerines
In addition to containing vitamin C, these fruits contain special antioxidants which protect the cornea and the lens. Thereby, the fruits prevent cataract, a disease that occurs in the elderly and causes blurred vision, especially at night.
Carrots are extremely rich in beta carotene (provitamin A), which acts as an antioxidant. Carrot also abounds with plant pigments that protect the retina, especially from cataracts. It’s recommended to eat cooked carrots several times a week, with some good fat source, such as coconut oil or olive oil, because this is a much better way to use all the valuable substances found in carrots.
Blueberries contain vitamin C and anthocyanin pigments, which enhance vision and reduce eye fatigue. There are some indications that regular consumption of blueberries improves night vision.
Spinach is rich in pigments, beta carotene and vitamins. It protects your eyes from the harmful effects of UV radiation and contributes to their better functioning, in general. It is advisable to include the vegetable in the everyday menu, several times a week.
Thanks to a number of antioxidants they contain, including vitamin A, eggs are extremely good for our eyes. It particularly helps protect against age-related macular degeneration, a retinal disease, which is associated with aging.
This green vegetable, as well as the whole Brassicaceae family, is rich in pigments and antioxidants which can protect the eye retina and lens against harmful effects of UV radiation and free radicals, which damage the eyesight. It tastes great if steamed and served as a side dish with potatoes and rice.
Corn is an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin, the pigments that are crucial for eye health. It protects the retina from degeneration caused by aging. There are so many ways to include it in everyday nutrition, boiling, roasting, or making popcorn, the choice is yours.