Eat these foods for sight’s sake
A healthy diet has always been an essential element to good overall health, but few people make the connection between eating and eyesight.
Experts say the nutrients in foods with Omega-3 such as salmon, tuna, chia seeds, walnuts, soybeans, green peppers and spinach are all beneficial to your eyesight. Additionally, fruits like blueberries can provide a powerful punch to reducing inflammatory eye disease, while vitamin D in beef liver, cheese and egg yolks have been shown to prevent age-related eye degeneration and reduces retinal inflammation.
“The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends seven tips for better health, and number three is making eye-healthy food choices,” says Dr. Dovilan Wyatt, ophthalmologist at Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago. “There are a few food choices beneficial to eye care that people should take into consideration when incorporating healthy eating habits into their everyday practice.”
Good eye-food health include foods low in fat, rich in vitamin C and, E and foods with zinc, she says.
More than 22 million people over the age of 40 suffer from cataracts and glaucoma, according to the National Eye Institute. Another 21 million people have been diagnosed with near or far-sighted conditions.
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