Eye problems are one of the biggest problem in today’s world as we are always glued to gadgets. Besides this, every age group has its own set of eye problems. Staying fit and healthy is the most popular trend of our society today, taking good care of your eyes, to protect and maintain your eyesight, is also very vital for leading healthy lifestyle.
While many individuals feel that declining eyesight is an unavoidable consequence of aging, studies show that eating healthily can dramatically lower the risk of eye problems.
According to Healthline, here are foods that can help prevent eye damage.
Cold-water fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, anchovies and halibut are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Don’t be alarmed by the fatty acids, these acids help protect against dry eye as well as eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.
Citrus fruits and berries
Oranges, grapefruits, lemons and berries are high in vitamin C, which may reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are the predominant Carotenoids in corn. These two accounts for approximately 70% of carotenoid content of the human retina (light sensitive inner Surface of the eye) where they protect against oxidative damage caused by blue light. High levels of these carotenoids in the blood are strongly linked with reduced risk of both macular degeneration and cataracts.
The vitamins and nutrients in eggs, including lutein and vitamin A (which may protect against night blindness and dry eyes), promote eye health and function.
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