8 top foods for healthy eyes
Want to keep your eyes healthy and your vision sharp? Here’s a selection of foods to help maintain excellent eyesight.
1. Fatty fish
Rich in omega-3, fishes like tuna, herring or sardine (steamed or grilled) nourish the cell membranes of nerve cells, including the retina, and prevent the onset of eye diseases linked to aging.
2. Clementines, oranges and mandarins
These three foods are rich in Vitamin C. They contain antioxidants that protect the cornea and crystalline lens of the eye and help prevent cataracts.
Carrots are full of beta-carotene, an antioxidant precursor of Vitamin A and rich in pigments that protect the retina, especially against cataracts.
Known to improve night vision, blueberries contain Vitamin C and anthocyanins — components that boost visual acuity and help alleviate eye fatigue.
Rich in pigments, beta-carotene and vitamins, spinach is a super food for eye health. It protects against loss of visual acuity and UV rays. It should be a staple of your kitchen ingredients and consumed several times per week.
Thanks to its numerous antioxidants including Vitamin A, this food is renowned for its protective qualities. It helps protect against aging-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease of the retina.
This green vegetable, as well as its entire family of cruciferous vegetables, are rich in pigments and antioxidants and contain a high level of Vitamin C that protects the retina and the crystalline lens from UV rays as well as free radicals that are harmful to vision.
A great source of lutein and zeaxanthin, essential pigments for eye health, this ingredient protects against AMD (breakdown of the eye’s macula) and can be eaten in salads, cooked or raw. Consuming five to six grams per day of these pigments is said to be one of the best ways to prevent cataracts.
Eating corn helps protect eyes from cataract