We’ve all heard carrots are good for eyes (though not as miraculous as everyone believed). Aside from carrots, there are plenty of foods that have essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that help keep your eyes healthy.
The good news is a lot of these foods taste great and are available at grocery stores. A good balance of these types of foods in your diet will help your vision stay at its best.
Leafy green vegetables
Spinach, kale, collards, broccoli, Brussels sprouts
Cold water fish
Salmon, oysters, tuna, other oily fish
Poultry, turkey, chicken, pork, eggs, nuts, beans, legumes
Oranges, kiwi, other citrus fruits or juices
Sweet potatoes, red peppers, squash, green peppers, corn (and of course carrots)
Sunflower seeds, chia seeds, blueberries
If you aren’t including these types of foods into your diet, you may begin losing your eyesight faster than normal. Eating these foods also helps fight vision issues that come with age, like cataracts and macular degeneration.
A healthy diet even helps you avoid developing type 2 diabetes, which can lead to blindness.
Drinking enough fluids keeps your eyes hydrated, avoiding the repercussions from dry eyes.
Try adding vitamin supplements to your diet, like lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc.
Stay properly rested. A lack of sleep can cause eye spasms, sensitivity and blurred vision.
If you wear glasses, have them on as much as possible to prevent straining your eyes.
Have questions about how to eat better to improve your vision? Give us a call to talk to a specialist.