Foods to help your eye sight
We’ve all heard the old wives’ tale that eating carrots can help us see in the dark butnutrition research has proved that vitamins in the vegetable really do improve night vision.
But eating your way to better eyesight isn’t only about munching more root veg. A raft of recent research has found several other key vitamins and minerals are just as essential.
Francesca Marchetti, a leading optometrist from the eye care advisory panel WINK, says:
“Nutrients such as vitamins A, C and E, omega-3 fats and lutein are vital for better vision.
Eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration are all affected by our diet.
A little more fish, nuts, fruit and vegetables in your meals could dramatically reduce your eye disease risk in the future.”
Yet as nutritionist Dr Emma Derbyshire points out:
“Research shows our intakes of oily fish, the main source of omega-3 fats, fall short of recommended guidelines while leafy green vegetables are under-consumed, meaning nutrients such as lutein are lacking from diets.
“We all need to be finding ways to include more of these foods in our diets or think about taking a supplement to improve levels.”
These seven superfoods will help keep your peepers healthy: