Our eyes’ health depends upon many elements of genetics and our lifestyle. Some fall beyond our control; others we have the opportunity.
Specifically, vitamins A, C, E, and zinc are especially useful to your eyes.
Here are Joy’s recommendations for what foods we should be eating to get eyesight that is better this year.
Dark leafy greens like kale are now through November, and contain key nutrients such as lutein and zeaxanthin.
The body doesn’t naturally make all these nourishment it needs, so it’s important that our diet comprises them.
Eating carrots make you see better, but there’s a good deal of truth to this idea they can help safeguard eyesight. Why?
Vitamin A also plays a part in decreasing the chance of vision loss from macular degeneration and cataracts.
Their peak season is September through October, although bell peppers are available year round.
Just one cup of bell peppers supplies 100 percent (!) Of the recommended daily value of vitamins A and C. Plus, bell peppers are fat-free, low-carb, and also contain three grams of fiber per cup.
Harvested in September pumpkins are a drop staple which contain eye-healthy nutrients, including vitamins C and E, zinc, fiber, lutein, and zeaxanthin.
These micronutrients help combat dry eye syndrome age-related macular degeneration, and cataracts.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, it can be reassuring to know that turkey is good for your eyes.
With peak season lasting from early autumn through the winter, butternut squash is rich in zeaxanthin and lutein, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and omega-3s. Foods rich in omega-3s helps protect small blood vessels in the eyes and enhance dry eye symptoms, and foods helps prevent cataracts.