Friday, 23 October 2015

Chew Toward Better Vision

The ancient wisdom, “You are what you eat” applies to your eyesight, too. Recent research indicates that antioxidants and related nutrients act to limit cataracts and macular degeneration (MD). Some antioxidants, like Vitamins A and C, defend against blindness and glaucoma. 
The following are some nutrients and related foods to enhance your vision and curb the effects of sight-destroying conditions and diseases.

• Beta-carotene—Combined with zinc and Vitamins C and E, it slows MD. Get it from butternut squash, kale, spinach and carrots.
• Flavonoids—Defend against MD and cataracts. Sources: Soy products, tea, blueberries, red wine and legumes.
• Lutein and Zeaxanthin—These are cataract and MD inhibitors. Find them in greens like collards, turnips and kale.
• Omega-3 Fatty Acids—They may act to prevent dry eyes and MD. Look to cold-water fish. Herring and mackerel are tops. Fish oils can fill the gap, along with walnuts and flaxseeds.
• Selenium—Combine with Vitamins A and C to slow age-related MD. Surf and turf sources include seafood, Brazil nuts and brown rice.
• Vitamin A—It will combat night blindness and dry eyes. You will find it in liver, eggs and buttermilk.
• Vitamin D—May lessen MD risk. Food sources: cold-water fish and milk. The best source is sunlight.

If keeping track of these nutritional foods to enhance your vision seems too much like a chemistry test, get advice from an optician in El Cajon area by visiting this website.

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