8 Proven Health Foods for Brighter Eyes!

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Have you ever shown due concern towards your eye health? Is your diet planned to take care of nutrition for your eyes? Are you having the food for brighter eyes? If not then start it now! Your eyesight would stay with you for the lifetime, so you may have to include many nutrition packed foods in your diet as having only carrots would not help!

Check these 8 health foods that are meant for your eye health.

1. Leafy Greens            

Leafy greens are healthy and have all ingredients for healthy body and mind. They are rich in vitamins and anti-oxidants required to slow down ageing. Cataracts and macular degeneration are checked because of zeaxanthin and lutein present in leafy greens are also present in eyes naturally. Spinach, kale, and coriander are great options for eye health but you can include any greens depending on availability.

eye health leafy greens2. Nuts

Nuts of all types have Omega 3 and vitamin E that are vital for eye health. Snacking on nuts like almonds pistachios, and walnuts have shown visible health benefits for the eyes and for the entire body.

eye health nuts3. Beans

Get yourself a bean salad consisting of all sorts of beans. Lentils, kidney beans, black-eyed beans, and peas rich in zinc and bioflavonoids. Regular consumption can ensure retina health. It also checks macular degeneration.

eye health beans

4. Binge on berries

Berries are full of anti-oxidants. They are powerhouse of vital vitamins and minerals. Vitamin C is primarily found in all sorts of berries. It fights ageing and fights free radicals in the body. The effect of pollutants is also nullified on consumption of vitamin C. You can select the mixed berries consisting of blueberries, strawberries, and all other berries that are easily available.

eye health berries

5. Replace the refined food stuff with their whole grain equivalents

Most of us are now aware that refined foods are not good for healthy heart and body, but they are equally bad for your eyes too. Refined foods are deprived of all major nutrients and hence are plain calories. Opt for the whole grain equivalents like brown rice, whole wheat, oats, and quinoa. These have low glycemic index that further slows down the process of ageing. Use more of whole grains in your meals and purchase only whole wheat variants from the market to get the wholesome goodness.

eye health whole grains6. Fish

If you are seafood lover then there is a good news for you – Fish is the best health food for your eyes. Tuna, salmon, mackerel, and sardine are the cold water fish having higher omega 3 levels. You can stay protected against cataracts, macular degeneration, and dry eyes that are caused out of stress and ageing. Those who are not comfortable eating seafood can look out for fish oil supplements. These capsules are having genuine fish oil and are easy to take. Fish oil supplements are good even when you are not having any direct source of these cold water fish.

eye health fish7. Eggs

Eggs have everything that healthy eyes need. Vitamin A that is very much necessary for eye health is found in eggs. Lutein responsible for eye functioning is also there in eggs. Having eggs regularly would keep major eye issues like dry eyes and night blindness at bay.

eye health colorful foods

8. Go colorful in planning your diet

You need to go colorful in planning your eye health diet. Include red, yellow, green, purple, and all available colors in your diet via fruits and vegetables. They may all have some distinct vitamin or mineral content that would be needed by your eyes and body.

In old age most of the people have to depend on others due to loss of eyesight. If you don’t want your old age to go dark, include these vital foods in your diet now!

About Author: Carol is health enthusiast and loves to share her writing on this subjects especially on good lifestyle. She occasionally contributes to Nutra Pure HCG , an online store for homeopathic HCG Drops that helps in reducing weight.

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12 thoughts on “8 Proven Health Foods for Brighter Eyes!”

  1. A healthy diet is key in protecting vision health. Good eye health starts with the food on your plate. These are best foods to maintain your eyes healthy and make vision sharp. Thanks for the informative article.

    1. HI Amanda,
      I totally agree with you a healthy diet is the key to keeping your vision healthy. Thanks for stopping by, commenting, and glad you liked my article. Please come back & check for regular updates. Have a healthy, happy & blessed day!

    1. Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Our vision is so important to us. Have a healthy happy & blessed day! Marla

  2. Next to Natural

    These are some great tips! I mean, who doesn’t want bright eyes, right? Thanks for sharing at Simply Natural Saturdays!

  3. I was excited when I saw this title over on the Simple Saturdays linkup because I have an eye appointment today. Thankfully, I include all these things in my diet regularly, except fish, which I rarely eat these days due to the poisoning of our waterways and oceans. So few “clean” fish available! Thanks for the information. It gives me a sense of relief, knowing I’m eating well for good eye health.

    1. HI Kathryn,
      Glad you found my article helpful. I agreed with you about fish, but I do occasionally eat wild caught Alaskan salmon & canned tuna. Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Have a healthy happy & blessed Memorial Day weekend! Good luck at your eye appointment! Marla

    1. Hi GiGi,
      Thanks for reading my article and commenting. I bet you have great eyesight with all the fish you eat. Have a great day. Happy Spring! Marla

  4. Joy | Yummy Seconds

    These are all wonderful health foods, Marla. Pinning this. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog.

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