Did you know that good health and nutrition play critical roles for maintaining a set of healthy eyes? Studies show that protecting your eyes starts with the food on your plate. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E can help ward off age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts, In fact, a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology found a high intake of foods such as spinach, kale, turnip greens, collards, broccoli, pumpkin, and corn can reduce the risk of cataracts by 18%! “Eating leafy green vegetables is not only good for your health, it’s good for your vision. The old saying an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, is very true when it comes to healthy eyes,” says Dr. Brad Snead with SNEAD EYE GROUP.
Green leafy vegetables not your thing? Have you tried kale chips?! They are super tasty, easy to make and will treat your eyes to loads of good nutrients! Here’s a link to a recipe so you can try them at home – Click here
Regularly eating these foods below can help lead to good eye health:
* Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale,
* Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish
* Eggs, nuts, beans, and other non-meat protein sources * Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices