We’ve all heard that carrots are great for your eye health, but did you know that carrots aren’t the only foods that can improve your vision? Eat your way to better eyesight with these popular fall foods!
Boost Your Vision with These Fall Foods
Leafy greens—Leafy greens are great for your body, and they’re also great for your eyes! They’re loaded with lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that help to prevent macular degeneration and other visual impairments, especially cataracts.
Almonds—Loaded with protein, almonds are great snacks that contain tons of antioxidants and vitamin E. Just a handful of almonds a day can provide half of your daily dose of vitamin E, which can slow or help to prevent macular degeneration.
Salmon and other fatty fish—Fatty fish contain high amounts of DHA, which is an amino acid that is found in your retina. Without this protein, you may suffer from dry eye, so it is important to make sure that you include fish in your diet to promote optimal eye health.
Dairy—As long as you’re not lactose intolerant, make sure to have some extra cheese and butter on those mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving! Dairy contains extra amounts of vitamin A and zinc, which protect the cornea and bring vitamins from the liver to the eyes.
Don’t forget the 3 B’s—Broccoli, bell peppers, and Brussel sprouts are all important vegetables for your eyesight! Don’t scrimp on veggies—these three can all boost your levels of vitamin C, which helps not only your immune system but also your vision by preventing age-related eyesight problems, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
Eat right for your body and for your vision! Don’t forget about these important foods, especially as the holidays approach! To learn more about which foods are great for your eye health, or to schedule an appointment with an optometrist at Valley Eyecare Center, call (602) 955-2700, or visit our website. Happy Thanksgiving from Valley Eyecare Center!