8 Wonder Foods to Take Care of Your Eyes


When we talk about staying healthy, we mostly focus on heart, bones, and brain. But for healthy ageing, we also require our eyes to be fit and healthy. With ageing, different problems ail our eyes, such as loss of vision, cataract, macular degeneration and night vision problems. There are several nutrients, which help to protect our eyes, such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamin E. Here are some foods that are easily available and are beneficial for eyes.
Recommended Read:
7 Diet Myths that Make You Fat
Your Nails Say a Lot about Your Health
Natural Tips to Get Sparkling White Teeth

Carrots

Carrots have beta-carotene as its major ingredient. It helps to diminish the chances of macular degeneration and cataract. Carrots can easily be used in salads, soups and as a side veggie with dinner or lunch. 

Leafy Vegetables

Dark green veggies such as lettuce, spinach or collard green contain lutein, which prevents cell damage. Lutein is present in the back part of our eyes. Keeping leafy vegetables as a part of your diet would protect retina from being destroyed. Green veggies are a great base for all sorts of salad. 

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a super side starch with dinner, and if baked with small amounts of oil, make scrumptious homemade fries. Orange colour fruits and veggies get the colour from beta-carotene, which helps in maintaining healthy eyesight. Eating apricots and pumpkin can also help a lot in brightening of your eyes. 

Fish

Sardines, tuna, mackerel and salmon, are some of the fishes that are extremely rich in omega 3 fatty acids. They help in protecting tiny blood vessels present in the eyes. Fish can also prevent inflammation of the eyes. According to the analysis in Archives of Ophthalmology, women whose diet is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (commonly found in fish) are at significantly lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

Eggs

Eggs are an important source of zeaxanthin, lutein, vitamin B12, vitamin D, vitamin A, which help in protecting your eyes from ultraviolet rays and age-related degeneration. A research by the National Institutes of Health, USA, shows that people who eat eggs every day have less risk of developing cataract.

Broccoli

Broccoli can keep heart and cancer diseases away from you, but it can protect your eyes as well. It has nutrients, which reduce the problems related to macular degeneration and loss of vision.

Wheat Germ

Wheat germ is the most vitamin and mineral rich part of the wheat kernel. It helps in decreasing the development of cataract and macular degeneration. Another food that is good for eyes, is almonds. They are a great source of vitamin E, which helps in keeping your eyes healthy. One handful (an ounce) provides about half of your daily dose of vitamin E.

Beans

Beans ranging from kidney beans to chick peas and lentils, are a great source of zinc. They help to get vitamin A from the liver to the retina for eye-protective melanin production. Proper amounts of zinc, helps with night vision and cataract prevention. Zinc is also present in beef and poultry.

Eat Healthy Always!

When it comes to the health of our eyes avoid trans fats and eat healthier, it will benefit your eyes in every way. At the end of the day, a diet, which is rich in veggies, fruits, meat and fish, and whole grain would benefit your body in every way. Eating fresh and healthy food helps in gaining healthy eyes with good and long-lasting vision. 

Most Viewed

  • Dum Laga Ke Haisha Star Bhumi Pednekar Has Lost Weight!
    Dum Laga Ke Haisha Star Bhumi Pednekar Has Lost Weight!

    Bhumi Pednekar made her Bollywood debut opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in Dum Laga Ke Haisha doesn’t actually look even tiny bit close to her character from the movie. The reason why we didn’t see Bhumi come in front of media to interact, as her character and role in the film was kept a secret from audiences. …

  • Swine flu hits Sonam, Vidhu Vinod Chopra & family
    Swine flu hits Sonam, Vidhu Vinod Chopra & family

    Actress Sonam Kapoor who was diagnosed with swine flu on Friday was moved to Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. …

  • Sunny Leone Recreates Zeenat Aman’s Hot Look!
    Sunny Leone Recreates Zeenat Aman’s Hot Look!

    For her upcoming film Ek Paheli Leela, Sunny Leone has recreated Zeenat Aman’s iconic look from Satyam Shivam Sundaram where she’s shown to be wearing a white sari. Elaborating on the look, director Bobby Khan says, “The way SSS captured Zeenatji’s beauty was beautiful. When I bounced the idea off Sunny, she immediately approved. Our film has glamour but we’ve kept Indian sentiments in mind, which is why she wore a spaghetti top with her sari.” Directed by Bobby Khan starring Sunny Leone, …

  • Why Is Salman Khan Sniffing Camphor And Cinnamon?
    Why Is Salman Khan Sniffing Camphor And Cinnamon?

    We had recently reported that Sonam Kapoor has tested positive for Swineflu, and after spending a brief period at Sterling hospital in Rajkot, she has been moved to a suburban hospital in Mumbai. After Sonam was diagnosed on the sets of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, the crew has obviously been on high alert and everyone has been tested. The team is currently shooting in the garden owned by Maharani of Gondal, Kumud Kumari. …

  • When Sonam Kapoor Crashed Out On The Sets Of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
    When Sonam Kapoor Crashed Out On The Sets Of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

    Seems like Actress Sonam Kapoor is having her hectic schedules these days. She is been shooting in Gujarat with actor Salman Khan for their next film of Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Take a look at the photographs of Sonam Kapoor, she just crashed out, looking so comfortable, she took a quick nap on the sets of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Sonam Kapoor has been attending various events and award shows and equally she is managing her shooting of her upcoming movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo with …

  • Sunny Leone does a Zeenat Aman; wears transparent saree!
    Sunny Leone does a Zeenat Aman; wears transparent saree!

    T-series' upcoming film EK PAHELI LEELA has been creating buzz for quite some time now. …

  • Oops! Sonakshi Sinha Does It Again!
    Oops! Sonakshi Sinha Does It Again!

    Sonakshi Sinha never goes out looking for trouble, because trouble usually finds her. The actress broke her hand again! Sonakshi Sinha took to her Instagram account and posted a picture of her injured hand, wrapped in pink bandage. Last night, on Friday, Varun Dhawan threw a Badlapur success bash and the actress, like a good and supporting friend, made it to the party, even with her broken hand. …

  • Pooja Misrra Sues TV Channel: Claims 'Farah Ki Dawat' Was Her Concept
    Pooja Misrra Sues TV Channel: Claims 'Farah Ki Dawat' Was Her Concept

    The controversial Pooja Misrra, who became an overnight sensation after participating in Bigg Boss Season 5, has sued a renowned TV channel for allegedly stealing her concept of a cookery show, which is now being hosted by Farah Khan (Farah Ki Daawat). In a legal notice sent to the TV channel, which airs the show, Pooja's legal representatives have said, ''All boundaries of professionalism and decency were crossed when Colors went ahead and plagiarized 'Pooja Misrra Productions 'maiden cookery …

Loading...