Many people are trying to find ways to improve vision naturally. This is certainly a worthy endeavor but no matter how many eye exercises one does, a person’s vision will not get better without proper nutrition. Like your brain and heart, your eyes respond better to certain foods than others. This guide will show the foods that are in a sense…eye candy!
Food 1: Carrots
We have always heard to eat our carrots in order to have good vision; well guess what? This is actually true. Carrots are a great source of Vitamin A, and eating enough of them can help prevent eye problems such as night blindness. Carrots also contain other nutrients critical to maintaining retina health, and keeping Macular Degeneration at bay.
Food 2: Spinach
Spinach didn’t do much for Popeye’s right eye, but spinach does more than make people strong to the finish. Spinach is filled with Vitamin A and antioxidants that will help restore your vision. Spinach also has lutein, which is an elixir of sorts for your eyes.
Food 3: Kale
Kale is a cabbage that is purple or green, and it’s headless. Dr. Joel Furhman and other nutritionists sees kale as the most healthy vegetable on the planet. Kale is very high in beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Plus, kale doesn’t lose its nutrients when you steam, micro-wave, or stir fry it (but don’t boil it).
Food 4: Papaya
Vitamin A is the best “alphabet vitamin” for the eyes, and papaya contains 46% Vitamin A. Papaya is a versatile food because it can be eaten raw or cooked, it’s great with both salads and stews, and you can make it into a tea. The leaves can also be steamed and eaten along with spinach for even more nutrition for your eyes.
Food 5: Milk
Milk is a great source of vitamins A, B, and D. Milk also has plenty of protein which is an essential building block for your eyes and the rest of your body as well. Milk helps make oatmeal creamier; and having this meal is great because oatmeal is another food that can help improve your sight.
Food 6: Salmon
Salmon as well as white fishes such as tuna contain Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and D help the development and functioning of the brain which in turn improves the health of your eyes. In order to benefit from these you should eat it about 2 to 3 times per week.
If eating these foods is not something you see yourself doing, and you feel you are not getting enough vitamins, supplements can also be a good idea to improve your eye health.