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Eye Health: Fruits & Vegetables to Improve Eyesight

Researchers have timely proved how some fruits and vegetables help you in improving the eye health and your overall health. To keep your eye healthy, you should focus on having foods that are rich in certain vitamins and minerals, called as antioxidants. Antioxidants keep your cells and tissues healthy.

Let's have a look at some fruits and vegetables that may prevent or slow down eye diseases.

Sunflower seeds and Nuts

An ounce of the seeds are loaded with vitamin E. This vitamin and nutrients can help slow age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and also, help prevent cataracts. It is recommended to have it each day for adults. Besides, hazelnuts, peanuts and also, peanut butter are also good sources of Vitamin E. Now you know nuts are good for eyesight.

Dark Leafy Greens

Greens such as kale, spinach and collard greens are rich in vitamin C and vitamin E. It lowers the risk of long-term eye diseases, including AMD and cataracts. Other greens such as broccoli and brussels sprouts are rich in vitamin A, C and E, protect the cells in your eyes from free radicals that breaks down healthy tissue.

Orange-Colored Fruits & Veggies

Sweet Potatoes, carrots, cantaloupe, mangoes and apricots, these orange-colored food items are high in beta-carotene, a form of vitamin A. This helps your eyes with night vision by adjusting to darkness. One sweet potato has more than half the vitamin C you require in a single day and a little vitamin E.

Beans & Legumes

Chickpeas are high in zinc, so are black-eyed peas, kidney beans and lentils. These low-fat, high-fiber option helps to keep your vision sharp at night.

Banana

Bananas are good for eyesight. Studies have found that banana have carotenoid that is an important precursors for eye health. A carotenoid is a compound that turns fruits and vegetables red, orange or yellow and converts into Vitamin A. Hence, having a banana daily is most likely to boost eye health and prevent the possibility of vision-related diseases.

Do carrots improve your eyesight?

The answer is No.

It has been said that carrots are excellent for eye health. Can it really improve your vision?

Sure, carrots provide you a small amount of vitamin A needed for good vision but this vitamin can also be found in milk, cheese and egg yolk.

So, eating large amount of carrots won't help you improve your vision if you are already getting enough vitamin A in your diet.

Contact Kenia Eye Hospital

Fruits and vegetables can you prevent the risk of eye diseases but if again, you experience a slight pain in your eyes, or difference in your vision, you know whom to trust with your eye. Contact Kenia Eye Hospital for quick treatments and guidance.