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You Can Improve Your Vision By Eating These Foods


Let's all hope that we've gotten through allergy season with our mental and physical well-being intact, not to mention our vision.  We experience our busiest period for eye appointments right around allergy season every year.


There is no better remedy for allergy relief than honey, and that's the local honey!  In addition to fighting allergies, local honey also acts as an anti-inflammatory to soothe your body. In the case of allergies, we are able to access this local wisdom without issue. However, when it comes to learning what you can eat to prevent dry eyes, macular degeneration, and even cataracts, we are less likely to do so.


When something goes wrong with our vision, we usually don't pay much attention to it.  Nowadays we live in an era of information overload which means certain things can malfunction or break without our knowledge until we are notified. Eye health professionals would treat this category of symptoms if they noticed blurry vision, headaches, and/or watery eyes. We can prevent or control much of the damage we witness every day if we follow a few simple steps.


  • It is important to maintain good nutritional health


Protecting your precious sense of sight can require you to take steps around your diet, such as watching what you eat. Oftentimes, we don't connect the dots between what we ate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and how it influenced our vision.  By taking better care of our vision through what we eat, we can prevent eye disease long before we need to see an eye specialist.


Our list of the top foods in this category includes many foods that are very high in antioxidants and powerful health agents. So you'll be able to grab a quick snack when shopping for your weekly meal plans, and you'll know what food items to include on your grocery list.


  • Fish


cold-water fish, including salmon, tuna, sardines, and mackerel, contain omega-3 fatty acids that protect against dry eyes, macular degeneration, and cataracts. Those who cannot consume seafood can take fish oil supplements or vegetarian supplements containing blackcurrant seed oil or flaxseed oil for omega-3s.


  • Green Leafy Vegetables


These veggies are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, essential plant pigments that protect your eyes from macular degeneration and cataracts. The powerful antioxidants found in broccoli, peas, and avocados are found in these foods, too.


  • A dozen eggs


Moreover, eggs contain lutein and vitamin A (which can protect against night blindness as well as dry eyes).


  • The whole grain


Eating foods with a low glycemic index (GI) can reduce your risk for age-related macular degeneration. Consider substituting whole grains for refined carbohydrates such as quinoa, brown rice, oats, whole-wheat bread, and pasta. The vitamin E, zinc, and niacin content of whole grains also promote eye health.


  • Oranges, grapefruits, and berries


A variety of fruits and vegetables contain high levels of vitamin C that may reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.


  • Various nuts


Almost all kinds of nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E, which are beneficial for your eyes. Get your fill of eye-boosting nutrition by eating pistachios, walnuts, or almonds.


  • Beans and lentils


The bioflavonoids, zinc, and antioxidants present in kidney beans, black-eyed peas, and lentils should not be overlooked. In the long run, these foods can prevent cataracts and macular degeneration, as well as protect the retina.


  • A combination of fish oil, flaxseed oil, and black currant seed oil


The Omega-3 fatty acids in these super supplements may protect the eyes from macular degeneration, cataracts, dry eye syndrome, and other eye diseases.


  • The seeds of the sunflower


It is possible to keep your eyes healthy and disease-free by eating sunflower seeds. Besides vitamin E and zinc, sunflower seeds contain other nutrients that are beneficial to the eyes.


  • Beef


Consuming moderate amounts of lean beef can boost your eye health. Beef contains zinc, which helps you absorb vitamins and prevents advanced age-related macular degeneration.



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