Four Fab Foods For Sight

By Sydney Cook
Posted On Jun 06, 2016
Four Fab Foods For Sight

 

One of our favorite hobbies to date is scrolling through our most popular social networking sites and gazing at hilarious memes, impressive fitness routines, and marvelous mason jar meals.

However, none of that would be possible without a healthy set of eyes.

Sight can easily be taken for granted since it’s such a commonplace for most. However, the good news is that it is not a difficult task to maintain healthy eyesight and make sure you’re seeing at your best.

The below foods are all about your vision. Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and various vitamins promote healthy eyesight well into your golden years so that you can continue insta-stalking for a lifetime.

Oranges

Oranges and all of their carotene cousins like carrots (of course), sweet potatoes, apricots, and cantaloupes promote healthy vision. Carotene is a nutrient that produces vitamin A and helps with night vision, promoting smooth eye adjustments in low levels of light.

Leafy Greens

Vegetables like kale, spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, and dark green lettuce are high in lutein and zeaxanthin; two nutrients found in the healthy eye that are believed to lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Not a fan of leafy greens? Eggs, broccoli, peas, and corn are also a good source of these nutrients.

Salmon

We’ve raved a ton about this fatty fish, and its list of benefits continues to grow. Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids from fish like salmon, tuna, sardines, and mackerel helps to protect adults from age-related macular degeneration and dry eye syndrome.

Beans

From black-eyed peas and kidney beans to chickpeas and lentils, eating legumes is an easy way to add zinc into your diet. Zinc helps release vitamin A from the liver so that it can be used in eye tissues. This dietary mineral protects the retina and lowers the risk of macular deterioration. Without zinc, our eyes can also suffer from poor night vision. Other foods high in zinc include oysters, liver, red meat, poultry, shellfish, and milk.

If you’ve been eating these nutrient-rich foods, you’d be able to clearly see that there are many other food options to keep your eyes healthy, aside from carrots.


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