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Saturday, 11 May 2019

Healthy Eyes - Feast on Natural Foods


"Are you eating the right kind of foods that can help improve vision and prevent age-related eye diseases such as cataract. It is easier to protect your eyes by eating foods that are packed with vision-friendly nutrients. Learn more about some of these foods that can improve your eyesight and help protect against sight threatening diseases.

Eggs – Eggs are full of eye-friendly antioxidants. Egg yolks are high in lutein. It is a type of a carotenoid that helps fight macular degeneration, the leading cause of old age blindness.

Green and leafy vegetables – These vegetables contain carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which are very beneficial for vision and have a positive impact on the retina. They may help reduce disability and discomfort from glare, enhance contrast and reduce photo-stress recovery times.

Fruits and vegetables containing vitamin C – Citrus fruits like oranges and vegetables like red capsicums are packed with vitamin C. They provide antioxidants that help keep the eyes healthy. Vitamin C helps the body form and maintain connective tissue, including collagen found in the cornea of the eye. It promotes the delicate capillaries in the retina.

Nuts – Nuts are tasty snacks that are excellent source of vitamin E and minerals such as zinc that help keep your eyes healthy. They may decrease the risk of cataract and age related macular degeneration. Being packed with vitamin E, nuts help protect membranes of cells throughout the body against damage caused by free radicals.

Beans – Kidney beans, black-eyed peas and lentils are good sources of bioflavonoids and zinc. They can help protect the retina and lower the risk for developing macular degeneration and cataracts.

Oysters and pork – Oysters and pork are super foods proven to boost eye health. The selenium and zinc in these foods are good for your eyes as they protect against macular degeneration and night blindness.

Salmon, tuna and other oily fishes – Salmon, tuna and other fatty fishes are the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids which may help treat eye diseases. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for normal infant vision development. It is a high source of B vitamins too which can slash the risk of cataracts by about half.

Words above from article here 


This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use a reliable meter. 

All the best Jan

25 comments:

Miss Val's Creations said...

It sounds like I am doing ok with my diet for my eyes! Sight is definitely something I do not want to loose since my vision was horrible before having the lasik procedure. Not being able to see anything without glasses or contacts was an unpleasant feeling.

mxtodis123 said...

Thanks for this list. I have cataracts and Age Related Macular Degeneration. Keeping this list.

Christine said...

Thanks for this important information.

Ygraine said...

Thank you so much for this. I found it really informative, especially as I have increasingly blurred eyesight!
I will try hard to keep to this diet of sight enhancing foods. šŸ˜ŠšŸ˜Š

Have a fabulous weekend!

DUTA said...

Like most people I eat food items as per the above list (except nuts/oysters/pork).However, I do reinforce them with some supplements of luttein/zeanaxathin, vit c, vit E, minerals selenium and zinc.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

A very useful list! I do eat most of these things, except for oysters. I think I should eat more eggs, though.

Melanie said...

Thank you for posting. I had lasik 20 years ago when it was new. My eyes regressed in such a way that I am not able to have corrective surgery for that. Then I developed cataracts at a young-ish age (50's). I had cataract surgery. Currently, eyesight is good with contacts/glasses. However, I want to do anything I can to keep it so.

ReHiTu said...

I am not eating pork as I am a Muslim however the other ones are OK.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Jan,
Nice post of healthy.
The photo is well chosen.

Greetings, Marco

William Kendall said...

The beans and seafood I'll avoid.

Elephant's Child said...

I eat a lot of those eye friendly (and delicious) foods.

happyone said...

Informative and interesting.

Tom said...

...I thought that tomatoes were good for your eyes.

magiceye said...

So informative. Thank you.

Lowcarb team member said...

Tom said...
...I thought that tomatoes were good for your eyes

Yes, Tom they are.
"Tomatoes contain a group of phytochemicals called carotenoids, including lycopene, lutein and beta-carotene. These compounds are important to maintain eye health and may protect against age-related macular degeneration and other eye diseases."
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-tomatoes

Thanks everybody for your comments both here and on other posts, they are always nice to receive, read and share.

All the best Jan

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Obrigado pela informaĆ§Ć£o.
Um abraƧo e um bom fim-de-semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

strange, to see the word 'natural' tagged onto 'food'. Just doesn't seem right.

Rose said...

Of these foods, the one that I don't like is Salmon...I wish I could develop a taste for it. Both my daughters love it. But hubby nor I do. At least the others you listed makes me feel like I do like some good things.

Teresa said...

Muy buena publicaciĆ³n. Besitos.

Mary Kirkland said...

It's good to eat a healthy diet.

Bob Bushell said...

That is brilliant info you have, fishy eyes.

Jeanie said...

This is good, Jan. I know lots of these are wonderful foods but now I know why! Think I'd better start eating more pork (though I may skip the oysters!)

carol l mckenna said...

Another informative post and especially enjoyed the info about healthy eye foods!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Phil Slade said...

Once again we seem to be eating the right foods. The optician tells me I have a cataract beginning in one corner of my eye so I will try to add more of these suggestions. Maybe that I'm 73 with an outdoor lifestyle doesn't help?

Lowcarb team member said...

Phil Slade said...
Once again we seem to be eating the right foods. The optician tells me I have a cataract beginning in one corner of my eye so I will try to add more of these suggestions. Maybe that I'm 73 with an outdoor lifestyle doesn't help?


Hello Phil, pleased you found this post helpful and good to know you are eating the right foods.
I think, as we age, it is quite a common eye condition, and being around ultra violet light, doesn't always help!
WebMD have an article about Cataracts that you may be interested in reading.
Find it here
https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/cataracts/what-are-cataracts#1

I see from your comment on the Collagen post you are in Menorca … enjoy the last few days of your holiday.

All the best Jan