Just like with most things pertaining to your health and your body, good eyesight starts from the inside out. No matter what age you are, it’s never too late to start taking care of your body. And although eating a diet enriched with vitamins won’t help to reverse any damage caused by your eyesight, it will help to protect them against any further damage developing further down the line. Read on to learn more about some of the foods that you can include in your diet that will benefit your eyesight.
It’s no secret that carrots are good for your eyesight, but it is a secret to many as to how they are good for your eyesight. Carrots are rich in an ingredient called beta-carotene which your body naturally converts into Vitamin A. And, Vitamin A is a vitamin that not only supports good eyesight, but that helps to protect your cornea as well.
To add more carrots to your diet, you don’t have to munch on carrot sticks all day. In fact, you can just start adding carrots to things like your spaghetti sauce, soups, and even some stews.
Going through the McDonald’s drive-thru and ordering a Filet-o-Fish sandwich isn’t going to necessarily give you the vitamins that you want, but by eating a diet enriched in lean fish such as salmon will help to sustain your eyesight. Filled with omega-3 fatty acids, salmon will help protect your eyes from macular degeneration and chronic dry eye syndrome.
Before you go to grab a protein bar for breakfast tomorrow morning, consider making some eggs instead. Not only are eggs rich in lean proteins but eggs are also enriched with an ingredient called lutein. Lutein helps protect your eyes against oxidative damage that can occur from day-to-day life.
Protect your eyes by eating a diet rich in carrots, salmon, and eggs. To learn more about other ways that you can support your eye health, contact the experts at Longwood Eye & LASIK Center.