Healthy Eating is Good for your Sight!
You know that a balanced diet is good for your overall health. Did you also know that a diet high in certain vitamins is good for your vision as well?
Be sure that you are getting enough of what your eyes need to stay healthy. Your vision will benefit from a diet filled with antioxidants and nutrients such as:
Lutein & Zeaxanthin: found in green leafy vegetables and eggs, these ingredients have been proven to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Vitamin C: eating fruits & vegetables high in vitamin C can lower the risk of developing cataracts.
Vitamin E: this powerful antioxidant found in nuts, fortified cerealsand sweet potatoes can protect the cells in the eye.
Omega 3: these essential fatty acids have been shown to help with visual development and retinal function.
Zinc: this mineral helps to aid in the delivery of Vitamin A to your eye. It works in the development of melanin, which is a protective pigment in the retina.
Patients often ask, “Do I need to take eye vitamins?”
That’s a great question to ask our doctors, because the answer depends on your condition. If you have a specific issue, such as age-related macular degeneration, our doctors will likely recommend a supplement to help manage your condition.
Patients who suffer from chronic dry eye may benefit from omega-3 supplements. These supplements, such as fish oil capsules, have been shown to make a difference in the treatment of this condition.
However, if you are younger, enjoy a balanced diet, and are healthy overall, you may not need extra vitamin supplements for your eyes.
It’s easy to add some eye-healthy ingredients to your diet!
To help get you started, add some of these items to your next grocery list: From the produce section, pick up kale, spinach, turnip greens, collards, spinach, broccoli, corn, green peas, green beans & lettuce to name just a few! Don’t forget nuts, eggs & seafood too.
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