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How to Make Your Eyes Healthy? 5 Best Foods to Eat Regularly

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How to Make Your Eyes Healthy? 5 Best Foods to Eat Regularly

Eating healthy is very beneficial to the human body, especially the eyes. It is often misunderstood that the weakening of your eyesight is an inevitable result of ageing or straining of the eyes. However, in reality, an unhealthy diet and lifestyle are key factors in your peepers not staying sharp and strong.

For situations that are out of our control like bacterial infections and pink eye, Soframycin as mentioned on is an antibiotic that aids in killing the bacteria, invariably killing the infection altogether. Keeping your eyes healthy from unruly infections and general weakening, it is important to take necessary steps towards the betterment of the same. Some of these are;

  • Eating healthy
  • Not smoking
  • Regular sanitizing and washing of hands
  • Taking regular breaks from the use of electronic devices such as laptops, phones and tablets
  • Getting a good night’s sleep – even to eight hours a night is healthy
  • Regular exercise
  • Wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays
  • Wear protective glasses when working under hazardous conditions like playing sports or doing construction work

Of all the above mentioned habits one needs to form, the most important is eating healthy. Over time, studies have proven that eating healthy provides the best nutrition for different organs of the body and your eyes are not any different. Let us take a look at the top 5 foods we must eat regularly in order to promote good eye health;

  1. Carrots

The most commonly known food that is good for our eyes is carrots. They are very rich in vitamin A as well as beta carotene. It is the latter that gives carrots their coral color. Vitamin a plays a vital role in the improvement of eyesight. Deficiency of vitamin a has known to cause blindness as well. Beta carotene is a much needed nutrient for the body which helps to produce vitamin a, hence making the consumption of carrots practically indispensable for healthy eyesight. So what are you waiting for? Stock up on those carrots!

  1. Fish

Many types of fish are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which aid in protecting us from macular degeneration, dry eyes and in many cases, even cataracts. Such fish that are oily in their body offer higher levels of plush rich fish oil. Sometimes, the regular consumption of these types of fish has even proven to reverse the case of dry eyes, especially caused due to being subjected to longer screen times. Some fish that include this are tuna, mackerel, salmon, anchovies, trout and sardines. In addition to oils, fish are also a huge source of protein, also beneficial for a smooth sailing vision.

  1. Leafy green vegetables

Rich in both lutein and zeaxanthin, plant pigments which can aid in the stem development of cataracts and macular degeneration are present in leafy green vegetables. These are an extremely important food item to add to your diet. Spinach, broccoli, kale, avocados and French beans are few of the commonly known green legumes that are good sources of nutrients, especially vitamin c. Being powerful antioxidants too, all these vegetables should be part of your daily food intake – pronto!

  1. Meats

When consumed in moderation, lean meats can help boost your overall eye health. Meats like beef contain zinc, which helps the body to absorb vitamin A and additionally protects it by reducing the risk of advanced age macular degeneration. The eyes, particularly retina and the vascular tissues surrounding it contain high levels of zinc. Other meats such as chicken, turkey and pork also contain zinc, but lesser in quantity than compared to beef.

  1. Water

As simple as that, staying plush with regular intake of water has so many health benefits that we have lost count. Playing a significant role in keeping the body hydrated, water should be part of your daily intake for a healthier living. In case of dry eyes, a person suffers from issues like irritation, inflammation, red eyes, excess watering and blurred vision among some others. Therefore, the generic hydration of the body with water can help reduce symptoms without having to resort to outwardly medications.

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Despite the above mentioned top five foods, there are plenty more that can help if taken along with them and incorporated in your daily dietary requirements. Some easily available foods that also play an important role in the betterment of your eye health are, eggs, milk, pulses, citrus fruits, whole grains, nuts, berries, fish oils, flax seeds, sweet potatoes and sunflower seeds.

‘You are what you eat’ is a popular phrase that holds true to every sentence. Overeating can cause obesity and high cholesterol whereas lack there off can cause anemia and eyesight deficiencies. A balanced lifestyle with the appropriate portions of nutritious food can save you from numerous trips to the doctors, painful procedures and large expense bills.

Take control of your well-being and make an effort in maintaining healthy longevity of your life. Eyesight is the crux of our being and ignoring that can lead to catastrophic repercussions. Add these top five easily available foods in your daily diet and literally ‘watch’ the world go by.



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