Your body is kind of like a machine; it needs fuel to operate, and better fuel results in a better performance. To get the most out of your eyes, you need to make sure they’re getting all the vitamins and nutrients they need.
Studies show that certain foods may help prevent or delay the development of certain diseases. Here are some common eye diseases, and the tasty foods you can try to help keep them at bay.
Dry eye isn’t just irritating; it can affect the way your eyes function. Regular intake of omega-3 fatty acids helps to keep your eyes healthy and moisturised. Cold water fish like salmon and tuna are an excellent source of omega-3’s. Not into seafood? Give flax seeds and spinach or kale a try.
As your eyes get older, the lens proteins start to restructure, making the lens cloudy and hazy. Although cataracts are a pretty normal part of ageing, you may be able to delay cataract development with beta-carotene, which is found in sweet potatoes, butternut squash, kale, and carrots. Vitamin C may also help prevent cataracts. Bell peppers, broccoli, and oranges are all great sources of vitamin C.
Without treatment, age-related macular degeneration can lead to permanent vision loss. Luckily studies indicate that there are a variety foods which can help prevent or delay the development of AMD. Fish (omega-3 fatty acids), blueberries (bioflavonoids), squash (lutein and zeaxanthin), brown rice (selenium), and sardines (vitamin) are all excellent foods to fight against AMD.
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