What to Eat for Your Eye Health

What to Eat for Your Eye Health

When it comes to your vision and eye health, did you know that your diet can have a major impact on it? In order to be healthy, our eyes and entire body require specific vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Eating foods that are nutritious and healthy can promote better eye health and actually prevent certain conditions such as dry eye, age-related damage

Fish

Everyone has heard about how important omega-3 fatty acids are for the body, but did you know that they can also help with the treatment of dry eyes? Oily fish are fish which contain oil in their tissue, giving patients high levels of omega-3-rich fish oil. We suggest fish such as :

  • tuna
  • salmon
  • trout
  • mackerel
  • sardines
  • anchovies

Nuts & Legumes

Nuts and legumes are another food group which is known to be high in omega-3 fatty acids along with vitamin E. Vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent and treat dry eye along with protecting from age-related damage. We recommend:

  • walnuts
  • brazil nuts
  • cashews
  • peanuts
  • lentils
  • beans

Citrus Fruit

Not only are citrus fruit extremely tasty, they are an excellent source of Vitamin C which is an antioxidant that can help protect eyes and fight age-related eye damage. We recommend:

  • lemons
  • oranges
  • grapefruits

Leafy Green Vegetables

Leafy green vegetables are rich in a variety of vitamins and also contain both lutein and zeaxanthin which are known to reduce the risk of macular degeneration. We recommend:

  • spinach
  • kale
  • collards

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