There are natural foods that you can eat to help keep your eyes happy and healthy. Antioxidants are the best – particularly lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect your eyes from destructive UV light and oxidative damage.
Foods high in lutein and/ or zeaxanthin:
-Other leafy green vegetables.
Vitamins A, C, and E are what you want to target to help keep up the healthy of your eyes. Take supplements if you need to, but it really isn’t hard to find these vitamins in natural foods.
This actually isn’t even a vitamin – it’s a hormone. But it’s a hormone our body only produces with help from the sun, so we’re often lacking. Especially in the winter time.
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to eye problems, so it holds that an increase in vitamin D brings better vision. Tests show that retinal inflammation decreases and vision drastically improves when vitamin D levels are increased. Yes vitamin D comes from the sun, but we can also get it in fatty fish, organ meats, and a variety of other foods.
Another weird tip for getting vitamin D: leave the sunglasses at home! Light not only helps you see, but helps you keep on seeing, so let the light in!
Omega-3 fatty acids are called “essential acids” because our bodies don’t produce them, so it is essential to eat foods with omega-3s. Omega-3s are one of the best reasons to breastfeed, because fatty acids are found in breast milk. Other great sources of omega-3s include:
– Hemp seeds or oil
– Flaxseed and oil
– Chia seeds
– Salmon and herring
Here are 32 more ways to get more omega-3s.
Losing your eyesight would be horrible, but losing your glasses can be a daily occurrence. This video will show the trick to instantly seeing better. It’s short term, but works like a gem.
So keep your eyes smiling, they’re the window to your soul.