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Foods That Are A Real Feast To Your Eyes

Of the precious human senses we have, sight is the most important. Sight adds beauty to the world and beauty to your eyes. Well, who likes to hide their beautiful eyes behind glasses but most of us end up doing so, some at a very early age. Try these five super-foods that will keep your eyes healthy and your vision sharp.

Carrots

Carrots aren’t good only for baby bunnies, they’re good for human babies as well. The “see in the dark” veggie actually contains abundant Vitamin A which is the most important determinant of eye health. Just one small carrot provides you sufficient Vitamin A for daily needs. Carrots contain a good amount of beta-carotene which gets converted into Vitamin A in your body. This vitamin is vital for the production of rhodopsin, a purple pigment that helps you see in low light. Doctors recommend adequate intake of carrots and other Vitamin A rich vegetables like bell pepper and papaya especially in growing school-aged children. Vitamin A deficiency can also lead to dryness and inflammation of eyes.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are enriched with carotenoids, including lycopene, which gives tomatoes their vibrant red color. Lycopene is an antioxidant present in ocular tissues that prevent ultraviolet and other light induced damage to the retina and other areas of the eye.

Green leafy vegetables

As you age, there is a progressive damage of retina, the most critical part of your eyes. But carrots aren't the only food that will keep your eyesight strong as you age. To prevent eye diseases such as macular degeneration that result in a gradual loss of vision- have loads of dark green vegetables, such as spinach, mustard greens, cabbage and kale. These vegetables contain lutein and zeaxanthin, the two most important nutrients that prevent cell damage. Doctors say that lutein acts like sunglasses, helping to protect the retina from damage.

Whole grains

We all know that whole grains are better for digestion and weight loss. The high fiber content of whole grains also packs in a good amount of zinc and selenium which are wonder minerals for healthy eyes. Swap refined carbohydrates for brown rice, whole oats and whole-wheat breads. Toss some stir fry green veggies over oats for a meal that’s a feast for the eyes.

Nuts

Pistachios, walnuts, almonds, pick any that fancy your taste buds! Nuts are

nutrient dense foods with plenty of selenium and vitamin A. Both nutrients assist in the prevention and inhibition of eye damage. The mono and polyunsaturated fats in pistachios also help boost the absorption of carotenoids.

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Comments

Minakshi Dhir   |   24, Feb 2017

The information provided by health potli is very informative and useful.... I ate these fruits / vegetables for a month and it had bought a good effect on my eyes....