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Generally, people start losing their eyesight while growing old; however, this might not necessarily be true. Sometimes poor eyesight is inherited, otherwise we develop poor eyesight due to our hectic and unhealthy life style.Eyesight can be improved, it takes time, but eventually it fixes the vision of our eyes to certain ‘eye-power.’ Some super foods eliminate the toxins and decrease the chances of Macular Degeneration and cataracts, thus increasing the clarity and quality of our vision.
Catarcts , Myopia, Hyperopia are the most commonly seen eye disorders whereas Macular Degeneration is a condition in which the pigment density of the retina decreases thus causing distorted vision.Here are some foods that are best for our eyes.
Foods that are best for your eyes are:
1.Carrots: Carrots come loaded with Vitamin A in the form of beta carotene, an antioxidant that’ll help you reduce the risk of Macular Degeneration and cataracts.Vitamin A is the most essential element for good eyesight because it helps to protect the surface of the eye (Cornea). However, the chances of improving eyesight are limited if they aren’t related to vitamin A, no matter how many carrots you eat.
2.Spinach, Leafy Green Vegetables: Spinach comes loaded with vitamin C, beta carotene and large amounts of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, antioxidants found in high amounts which help in generating the tissue of the Macula. Lutein and Zeaxanthin act as a sunscreen for your eyes absorbing 40 to 90 percent blue light intensity.
3.Salmon and Sardines, Olive Oil: Salmon and Sardines are a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids they play an instrumental part in the normal production and functioning of cells, muscles, nerves and organs. Omega-3 fatty acids keep the eyes safe from Macular Degeneration and dry eye syndrome.
4.Eggs: Egg yolk is the prime source of antioxidants – Lutein and Zeaxanthin. They also have good amount of Zinc. All of these help us to reduce the risk of Macular Degeneration.
5.Almonds: Almonds have high reserves of Vitamin E that helps in lowering the risk of Macular Degeneration. Soak 10 to 12 Almonds and have them, to meet your daily Vitamin E needs.
6.Honey: Honey has been used to boost vision since the ancient times. Apply a thin layer of honey in your upper and lower eye lining before going to sleep. Make sure you use only Organic honey to apply in your eyes. Honey can also be consumed with carrot juice for good vision.
7.Tomatoes: Tomatoes come loaded with Carotenoids, including Lycopene. According to some studies, the Lycopene present in ocular tissue helps prevent light-induced damage to the retina and other areas of the eye. Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin C.
8.Citrus Fruits and Berries, Broccoli: These fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamin C and Bioflavonoids, which help in reducing the risk of developing Macular Degeneration and cataracts. Vitamin C helps the body to form collagen found in the cornea of the eye.
9.Yellow Corn: Yellow Corn is an abundant source of Lutein and Zeaxanthin – antioxidants that reduce the risk of Macular Degeneration and cataracts. Yellow Corn also helps the body to absorb the eye- friendly pigments.
10.Pistachios: Pistachios is the only powerhouse nut that contains Lutein and Zeaxanthin. They also have reserves of Vitamin E. Pistachios contain mono and polyunsaturated fats which help in the absorption of Carotenoids.
These are the superfoods for your healthy eyes.