If you are like me and know you are reaching a time where the words on a page or computer screen are not as clear as they used to be, check out the best foods for keeping your pretty peepers healthy.
Superfoods contain high amounts of body loving nutrients that can increase energy and enhance heart health, but today’s category of superfoods can help boost your vision. These superfoods contain antioxidants, vitamin C, carotenoids, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which are essential for good eye health.
I am sure you have heard your mother say, eat your carrots to have good eyesight. I remember my Grandmother saying something about, that’s why rabbits can see so well in the dark… Okay, I have no reason to disagree.
The reason this is the most go-to food for vision is it contains a very high volume of beta-carotene, which is an excellent source of vitamin A. With enough vitamin A in your system, you are able to protect the cells in your eyes, improve the health of your cornea, and might even prevent night blindness. They also contain other nutrients like potassium.
Omega-3 fatty acids are important for your vision and eye care. Salmon is one of the best sources of fatty acids. With more omega-3 fatty acids, you are able to improve your vision and possibly might prevent blindness.
3. Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are found on most superfoods lists, and that’s because of the important nutrients they contain. Chia seeds are high in antioxidants and can help get rid of free radicals in your body. This will help to strengthen the cells in your eyes, including protecting the lens and retina. There are also some fatty acids in chia seeds, which help not just your eye health, but your entire body.
4. Dark Chocolate
Yay! Chocolate! I think I know of one person in all of my life that doesn’t love chocolate?
When you are craving something sweet, go for dark chocolate. It contains some powerful antioxidants that help increase the blood flow in the retina, particularly with flavonols.
Just make sure you pay attention to the quality and amount you eat and don’t over-indulge too much.
Spinach is another excellent source of vitamin A, which will protect your eyes from vision problems. There is also lutein and zeaxanthin, more nutrients that are good for eye health. So make a habit of adding more greens to your diet, like kale and collard greens.
I have loved spinach all of my life, so I wonder if that is why I only needed reading glasses no too long ago, just over 40… shhhhhh.
In terms of fruit, blueberries are among the top superfoods to eat when you have vision problems. Blueberries have a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This can help strengthen your eyes, improve the flow of blood to the backs of your eyes, and help with age-related eye conditions.
Next up are avocados, which are a favorite of many people. Avocados are not only a superfood, but also an important healthy fat. It can help improve your vision and help to protect damage to your eyes that might occur, as you get older. There are important nutrients in avocados, including vitamin C, E, and B6.
Another lovely little fruit that is also a superfood for better vision is strawberries. These have vitamin C, powerful antioxidants, which promotes better eye health. Not only does it help with vision issues and macular degeneration.
Bell peppers are great to have in your diet if you are trying to improve your vision. Many types of peppers contain vitamin A and vitamin C, both of which have antioxidants for eye health and better eyesight. They also have other nutrients, such as beta-carotene and vitamin B6.
Finally, you can improve your vision with walnuts. These are considered a superfood thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamin E, and zinc they contain. Other nuts that are also good for vision are pecans and almonds.
These nutrients will keep that eye of the tiger focus for you and are good for overall health and feeling good in general. Win win. 😉
Truly, when I am getting the right nutrients for eye health into my cells, my focus is a lot clearer.
Let me know in the comments about your eyes. Do you wear glasses or not? Which of these delicious foods are your favorites or cannot wait to add to your next meal or any questions. I would love to hear from you.
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