So maybe your grandmother always told you that carrots were good for your health. What else do you know about eating for healthy eyes? First off, it’s not just carrots. There are other foods that will help you keep your eyes in the best health possible. Your eyes are vascular so foods that are low in trans and saturated fat are good to keep the blood vessels in your eyes healthy. You should also eat foods rich in antioxidants.
Here are some foods to eat for healthy vision:
- Fish/ flaxseed oil
- Leafy greens
- Whole grains
- Citrus fruits and berries
- Colorful fruits and veggies
- Sunflower seeds
- Beef, in moderation and low fat
Now you know what to add to your diet to keep your eyes healthy. Remember there is more to it than just what we eat. You should also take care of your eyes in other ways and ensure they are protected from damage. As we age, our eyesight may go but you can prolong this as much as possible and also take good care of your eyes even after the point when you might need to wear glasses or contacts (which is sooner for some of us than others, regardless of what you eat).
Remember, you only get one pair so take care of them!