10 Foods To Keep Your Eyes Healthy

There is nothing like too much nutrition for your health. Keeping a healthy body should be your primary concern, more so as you get older every day you need all the nutrients you can get.

                    10 Foods To Keep Your Eyes Healthy

You depend on your eyes daily for survival, keeping your eyes healthy is really important in these modern times as most of us are either working in front of computers, writing articles like me or  constantly glued to smartphones.

Most of these smart devices are known to have adverse effects on your eyes. Thus, it is absolutely necessary to keep your eyes healthy and this can be achieved by including healthy foods in our diet.

But the needed answer question is, how do you include these important nutrients in your daily diet?

To answer this let us have a look see at some of the nutritious foods that are important for improving your eye health:

1) Carrots

Carrots has beta-carotene which improves proper functioning of your eye as well as your retina. So therefore, for a better vision eating carrots is a neccessity.

2) Fish

Fish such as salmon, tuna and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, this nutrient protects your eyes against dry eyes, cataracts and macular degeneration.

3) Leafy Green Veggies

Leafy green veggies like spinach, kale, collard greens, avocados, peas and broccoli are packed with plant pigments like lutein and zeaxanthin that can prevent you from having eye problems like macular degeneration and cataracts.

4) Whole Grains

Whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, whole oats and whole-wheat breads aids in increasing your overall eye health as they contain essential nutrients such as vitamin E and zinc.

5) Eggs

You can obtain nutrition for your eyes by consuming eggs as they contain two important enzymes - lutein and zeaxanthin as well as a needed eye nutrient (zinc).

All of these nutrients help protect your eyes and also gives you protection against macular degeneration.

6) Nuts

Nuts like almonds, walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E which help in strengthening your overall eye health. ‘Go nuts' as they are not only healthy, but also tasty and help you have a better 20/20 vision.

7) Red Tomatoes

Tomatoes also gives nutrition to your eyes as they possess carotenoids and lycopene. Also, the vitamin C content in tomatoes helps protect your vision and protects your retina against any kind of damage.

8) Black Berries And Citrus Fruits

Fruits like oranges, lemons, grape fruits and berries are excellent carriers of the nutrient vitamin C which may reduce your risk of having macular degeneration and cataracts.

Eat these fruits as much as you can as they are not only nutritious but also are good for your eye health.

9) Beans

Beans, kidney beans and soya beans provide the recommended amount of nutrition for your eyes.

They also have zinc and bioflavonoids that help protect your retina and lower your risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration.

10) Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes gives you good vision and also a perfect nutrition to the eyes as they possess a certain type of vitamin A (beta-carotene).

Add sweet potatoes to your diet to have a healthy vision.

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10 Foods To Keep Your Eyes Healthy 10 Foods To Keep Your Eyes Healthy Reviewed by Aremu Segun on September 06, 2017 Rating: 5

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