Everyone’s heard the old saying’’ you are what you eat’’. This applies to every part of your body including your eyes. When we think about being healthy, let’s be honest, we may not always think about our eyes. Some of the things we may think about would be to lose weight or exercise more, but eating healthy often gets left out of the mix.
There are some amazing vitamin enriched foods that are beneficial to your eyes and overall health. Vegetables and fruits are a quick and easy way to bump up your nutritional intake. We have all heard carrots are good for the eyes,and its true but there are other great foods such as kale, collard greens, broccoli, spinach, and peas which contain a lot of the nutrients we need. There have been several studies showing that vitamin A, along with C & D, help reduce the impact of cataracts and age related macular degeneration.
Fruits are also rich in antioxidants which can help reduce the risk for cataracts and can help preserve vision. Some great snack choices would be peaches, blueberries, oranges, and grapefruit.
It has been proven that having a diet rich in fruits and veggies can protect your eyes from sight threatening diseases. They also lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, which are the leading causes of blindness in adults.
Working hard to protect our eyes with a healthier diet can change the way we see the world. Let’s start the new year off right by getting the most from what you eat.