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Eating for Good Eye Health

Dec 1, 2016Posted by nameless

Eat foods that contribute to good eye health. Vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids are essential for healthy eyes. These nutrients can help prevent cataracts, clouding of your eye lens, and even age-related macular degeneration.

Eating for Good Eye Health

Overall a good healthy, balanced diet is going to be helpful for your eyes.

Eat foods that contain vitamin E. Include seeds, nuts, wheat germ, and vegetable oils into your diet. These foods are rich in vitamin E, so incorporating some of them into your daily diet will help you to get you daily dose of vitamin E

Eat foods that contain zinc.  Include beef, pork, shellfish, peanuts, and legumes into your diet. These foods contain zinc, which is important for your eye health

Eat foods that contain vitamin C. Include oranges, strawberries, broccoli, bell peppers, and brussels sprouts into your diet. These foods contain vitamin C, which is important for eye health

Eat foods that contain lutein and zeaxanthin. Eat kale, spinach, broccoli, and peas. These vegetables contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which are both important nutrients for eye health

Eat carrots. If you eat carrots, this leads to better eyesight.

Eat foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids. Eat a serving of fish that contains omega-3 fats once or twice per week, such as wild salmon or sardines. Or, if you are not a fan of fish, take a daily omega-3 supplement.