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The 5 Foods that Can Improve Your Eyesight

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

As eating the right food help you stay healthy and fit, it also helps improves your eyesight as well. It is equally just as important to take care of your eyes as it is important to take care of your health because poor eyesight is often associated with aging and genetics. Here are five everyday foods that help prevent future damage and fight back eyesight damage.

Cold Water Fish
For dry eyes, eating cold-water fish is recommended. Sardines, cod, mackerel, tuna, salmon are excellent sources of DHA that help treat macular degeneration, sight preservation as well as provide structural support for cell membrane.

Leafy Green Vegetables, Spinach, Kale
With a high level of antioxidants, zeaxanthin, lutein, leafy green vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals for your eyesight. One of the best eye degradation preventions is spinach. Rich with lutein, spinach, kale, broccoli, and collard greens helps protect the macula inside your eye that is responsible for your detailed central vision from sun damage and blue light.

Stock full of cysteine, sulfur, lecithin, amino acids and lutein, eggs help prevent the formation of cataract, a condition where the inside of your eye lens gets cloudy that could cause vision loss in broad daylight. Eating one egg a day, especially the yolk could help raise the blood level of lutein and zeaxanthin by 25 to 30 percent.

Garlic, Onions, and Capers
Full of sulfur, garlic, onions, and capers produce glutathione and antioxidant essential for the lens of the eye. These items can help keep the lens of your eyes strong and resilient. Fresh garlic is more beneficial to the eyes than the cooked varieties.

Blueberries and Grapes
Another valuable source full of antioxidant that can also improve your eyesight is tasty sweet berries. Carrying anthocyanins, these fruits can improve your night vision. For example bilberries, which are dark purple berries, can improve the eyesight within hours for it contain anthocyanosides, a compound that may reduce the risk of night vision or vision loss, which can be examined using opthamological equipment like a cell counter for opthalmology. 100 mg cup full of blueberries or vision supplements with high levels of flavanols like bilberries should help improve dark adaptation within 30 minutes.



Jan 28, 2010 5:57am
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What we feed our bodies feeds our eyes. Many of the vitamins and minerals in our bodies are found in much higher concentrations in our eyes, so a diet lacking in these vitamins and minerals can lead to vision problems as we grow older.
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