5 Foods For EYE Health

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It is a very common perception that failing eyesight is a result of ageing or eye strain. In fact, a healthy lifestyle can vastly improve the safety of your eyesight.

Over the years studies have come to a conclusion that omega-3 fatty acids, including DHA, copper, zeaxanthin, and lutein are greatly vital for your eye health.

Here we give you five foods helpful in maintaining your eyesight.

1. Fish.

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Fish

A number of Fish are found to be a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Oily Fish offers you a higher level of omega-3-rich fish oil. Some of the Fish that are beneficial and rich in omega 3 are:

Tuna

Salmon

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Trout

Mackerel

Sardines

Anchovies

Herring

Studies have even shown that Fish Oil can reverse dry eye effects including those caused by spending too much time on the computer.

2. Citrus Fruits.

Citrus

Citrus fruits are found to be rich in Vitamin C which is an antioxidant recommended for age-related eye damage.

Some Vitamin C-rich citrus fruits are:

Lemons

Oranges

Grapefruits etc;

3. Leafy Green Vegetables.

Leafy Vegetables

As is widely accepted leafy green vegetables are really good for overall health.

These contain Lutetia and zeaxanthin which are a fair source of eye-friendly vitamin C.

Some of the well-known leafy greens are:

Spinach

Kale

Collards(Dark green, loose-leafed vegetables from the same family like kale, broccoli etc.)

4. Carrots

Carrot

Carrots abound with vitamin A and Beta Carotene, responsible for the orange colour of the carrots.

Vitamin A on the other hand plays a very crucial part in the vision. Vitamin A has a component protein called rhodopsin which helps the retina absorb light.

Beta Carotene’s clear role in this is not proven so far but it is required for the formation of Vitamin A in the body.

5. Eggs

Eggs

They are a vital source of vitamins C, E, and zinc as also lutein and zeaxanthin which are known to reduce the age-related risk of eyesight loss.

So don’t forget to include these food items in your diet for a healthier eye-sight.

By Sunil Malhotra

Images: Canva

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