HEALTHY FOOD FOR HEALTHY EYES


Eating healthy is good for your life, well-being and especially your eyes. Did you know that

there is more to eye nutrition than just eating carrots? There are a lot foods in the world that can boost your eye health and help protect against sight-threatening diseases. To maintain your eye health including the following in your diet;

1. Fish – Cold water fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty

acids. If you don’t eat seafood, you can get a good supply of omega-3s by using fish oil

supplements.

2. Colorful Fruits and Vegetables- Foods such as carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries, pumpkin, corn and cantaloupe are excellent sources of vitamins A and C.

3. Leafy Greens- Spinach, kale and other greens are full of lutein and zeaxanthin. Broccoli peas and avocados are also good sources of this powerful antioxidant

4. Eggs- The vitamins and nutrients in eggs, including lutein and vitamin A promote eye health and function.

5. Nuts and legumes-Nuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

6. Beef- Beef is rich in zinc, which has been linked to better long-term eye health. Zinc can help delay age-related sight loss and macular degeneration.

7. Carrots-Carrots are rich in both Vitamin A and beta carotene.

8. Sweet Potatoes- Like carrots, sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene. They are also a good source of the antioxidant vitamin E.

9. Tomatoes- Tomatoes are packed with carotenoids, including lycopene. Research shows that the lycopene present in ocular tissues helps prevent light-induced damage to the retina and other areas of the eye.

10. Olive Oil- Several studies suggest that a Mediterranean-style diet (fish, plant-based foods, and healthy fats) is recommended for healthy vision. Olive Oil is filled with anti-oxidant properties that boost eye health!

Check out these websites for eye-health promoting recipes for the whole family to enjoy!

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/22131/health-condition/better-vision/slideshow/recipes-for-

better-vision/

https://opto.ca/health-library/5-snacks-for-healthier-eyes

Some of our favorite delicious recipes:

https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/farro-breakfast-bowl

https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/greek-tomato-salad

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