Foods For Eye Protection

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In this article show you some foods for eye protection and better eyesight.

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Kale, Spinach And Collards

Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants that protect and maintain healthy cells – and they’re abundant in these dark vegetables. They act like “internal sunglasses” that can “filter harmful blue waves.” Another bonus is that these vegetables are also high in vitamin A, which is good for the eyes.

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Oysters

Zinc deficiency has been linked to impaired vision and poor night vision, as well as cloudy cataracts. But getting plenty of of the nutrient can work wonders, slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration, which is a common condition in adults age 50 and older. Oysters are a great source of zinc. And if they’re not exactly your thing you can try lobster, salmon, beef or milk instead.

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Apricots

Apricots are a good source of beta carotene and lycopene, both carotenoids that can help promote good vision. Indeed, the body converts beta carotene into vitamin A, which resists damage to cells and tissues, including the eye lens. Continued oxidative stress may result in the development of cataracts or damage the blood supply to the eyes and lead to macular degeneration.

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Sweet Potatoes

A one-cup serving of sweet potato has more than the full daily requirement for vitamin A. And yes, there is another orange, vitamin A-rich option that’s more commonly associated with protecting our peepers: carrots.

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Eggs

Eggs are another food that’s relatively high in zinc. They’re also a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids and lutein. Eggs don’t contain as much of that particular carotenoid as the leafy greens that are also on this list, but the body is able to absorb these antioxidants better from eggs.

Wheat Germ

Vitamin E might slow macular degeneration and can also decrease risk of cataracts. Wheat germ is top source for vitamin E, as well as other tasty options like almonds, sunflower seeds, peanut butter and the aforementioned sweet potato.

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