Eyes are the most essential part of our body. Healthy vision gives us the pleasure of experiencing the day to day activities. If not for our eyes what will we do?
So it is of utmost importance that we take good care of our eyes. These days’ toxins are present in everything we eat, drink or even put on as makeup. Everyday tips like washing your eyes with cold water or removing your make up after sleeping are helpful. But to enhance your vision it is important to take care of what you eat.
This article will give you a glimpse into various food items that will help you maintain or improve your vision.
To have a healthy vision it is important to have a diet full of vitamin A. Carrots and other orange coloured fruits like oranges have a load of beta carotene (kind of vitamin A). This supplements the retina functioning and other parts of the eye. Carrots and oranges are also easy to eat raw and thus can be packed in lunch or eaten on way!
In order to have a good leafy meal, go for greens all the way! Spinach is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin. These are antioxidants that help maintain a healthy vision and also improve it if you are myopic. They also help avoiding cataracts.
Above are essentials for vegetarians. A treat for non-vegetarians or eggetarians, can be to enjoy the yolk of the egg. They are also rich in lutein and zeaxanthin and can be very helpful to reduce your muscle degeneration. An egg every day in your breakfast can help you avoid your vision problems in the future. Along with an egg, you can also have a bowl of fruits in the morning. Fruits are the powerhouse of vitamins and minerals that help to maintain muscle strength in the eyes, thereby improving your vision.
All the foods are not necessarily to be had during the meal time. Travelling from office to home? Hungry? Give a chance to nuts. Walnut or flax seeds are rich in antioxidants and can supplement your tissue formation helping you add to your vision health.
For non-vegetarians, increase your intake of fish. Fish has an exorbitant amount of omega-3 fatty acids that can keep your muscles strong and can enhance vision power. It even protects your eyes from inflammation that might occur in future. What could be better? Not only your current status is taken care of, but even your future is secured! Try having meat and chicken, which are rich in proteins. They improve your retina and muscle strength to enhance your vision.
Not even the best artificial supplements in the world can compare to your natural enhancements. Having such fibres and nutrients help your eyes along with the other body parts. Besides maintain a good diet and give 10-15 minutes to eye exercise every day. Such exercises strengthen your eye muscle and can help improve the vision capabilities. An adequate diet along with exercises and necessary precautions regarding your eye you can ensure a safe journey for these beautiful assets that you have.