Foods that Feed the Eyes
First on the list are foods that contain Lutein
Mother always said eat your greens and there is a good reason behind it. Spinach, Kale, Broccoli and leafy green vegetables are all a great sources of Lutein, antioxidants and zeaxanthin. Lutein is also found in the yolks of eggs.
• Powerful chemicals that will protect eyes from degeneration, eye diseases, cataracts and free radical damage.
• Lutein also filters high energy blue wavelength of light. Blue light is believed to induce oxidative stress.
• It acts as a natural eyeshade protecting the retina.
Next are foods that contain anthocyanosides and Vitamin C
Bilberries, blueberries and red foods such as cranberries and red wine (obviously in moderation)
• Reduces eyestrain
• Maintains the blood vessels in the eyes
• Protects against vision impairment
• Improves night vision
• Contains vitamins A & C to build collagen needed for regeneration
Chocolate but only if it contains over 79% cocoa solids - packed full of flavonoids
• Full of antioxidants to slow down the oxidative process
• Improves focus and concentration
• Protects the blood vessels in the eyes
• Helps to protect the cornea and lens
Fruits containing beta-carotene
Beta-carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A & C and in Apricots, Carrots, Mangoes, Sweet Potatoes
Yes – it’s mother again - who didn’t hear ‘Eat up your carrots they make you see in the dark" and we bet you have said or are saying the same to your children and granchildren.
• Protects vision especially at night
• Promotes good eyesight and sharpens vision
• Essential for healthy eyes
Oily Fish – rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids
• Choose salmon, sardines, herring, mackerel for instance.
• Protects the macula (area affected by macular degeneration)