Food Groups that Help to Maintain Vision

The foods we eat and the liquids we drink promote our health in some way or the other. In the raw or processed form, all foods have an impact on our health either for the better or the worse. Water is the elixir of life. Drinking water helps to flush out toxins from the body; and helps to get rid of the pesticides that cover the foods we eat. Though it cannot be categorized as a food; it requires to be mentioned due to the innumerable benefits one stands to gain from it.

There are certain foods that help to improve ones vision and maintain healthy eyesight. One of the most common amongst them is carrots. They have wonderful health benefits due to the nutrients in them. 3 to 4 servings of carrots per week help to improve the health of your eye and prevent loss of sight.

Fish such as sardines, tuna and mackerel are recommended to promote ones vision as they help to support the cell membranes in your eyes. They are recommended for those suffering from dry eyes as they add moisture to your eyes naturally.

Green leafy vegetable like spinach and kale helps to protect your eyes from sun damage and blue light. It is recommended that you eat one serving of vegetable daily to maintain the health of your body and your eyes.

Eggs are a rich source of protein and therefore contain amino acids. These acids help in the prevention of cataract formation as the sulfur content of the eggs help to protect the lens of the eyes.

Another food group that is good for your eyes is fruits and vegetables. We grew up with our parents talking about the health benefits of eating our vegetables and they were not wrong in any way. Fruits and vegetables consist of vitamins and minerals that help to improve your vision and prevent loss of sight even as you progress in your age. Yellow vegetables like carrots and squash help to maintain your daytime sight.

Soy is a staple of vegetarian diets. They are low in fats and contain Vitamin E; a natural anti inflammation agent that helps to keep your eyes moist and healthy.

Extra virgin olive oil is a healthy version that must be swapped with margarine, butter and nut oils as the oil is mono unsaturated.

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