Some nutrients support overall eye health, and some may reduce the risk of eye disease. This was told by ophthalmologist Rebecca J. Taylor.
Eating a low-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can keep your eyes healthy, she says.
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Foods to include in your diet listed in an article by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Vegetables and fruits with vitamin A
Vitamin A is important for retinal health. In addition, it helps with dry eyes. Carrots are a good source of vitamin A. It is also found in melon and apricots.
Vegetables and fruits with vitamin C
Vitamin C is essential for eye health. As an antioxidant, vitamin C helps protect the body from damage caused by certain foods, unhealthy habits, and environmental factors. Vitamin C helps to repair and grow new tissue cells. Good sources of this element are citrus fruits (oranges, tangerines, grapefruits and lemons). Vitamin C is also found in tomatoes and strawberries.
Another important antioxidant is vitamin E, which helps keep cells healthy. It can be found in avocados, almonds, and sunflower seeds.
Research showthat diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids from cold water fish may help reduce the risk of eye disease later in life. The diet should include salmon, tuna, sardines, halibut and trout.
Leafy green vegetables rich in lutein and zeaxanthin
Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants found in the pigments of leafy green vegetables and other brightly colored foods. They play a role in protecting the macula, the central part of the retina. These nutrients are found in spinach, kale, broccoli, and peas.
Age-related eye diseases often cause visual impairment and blindness. But lifestyle changes, including proper nutritionmay delay or prevent certain problems.