Have you ever thought what you eat may possibly help improve your eye health? As most people age they become more aware of their eye site, along with this comes what they can do to maintain and improve their eye site. Believe it or not some foods may be able to help improve aspects of your eye health.
Eye Health Improving Foods
Sockeye Salmon – Wild sockeye salmon is a great source of astaxanthin (An anti-oxidant similar to beta carotene but possibly more powerful.) and omega 3 fatty acids. With eye health, think of anti-oxidants and good fats. If you are fat deficient you could have dry eyes. Lack of oxidants can lead to damage to your macula. (Oval yellowish area surrounding the fovea near the center of the retina in the eye, which is the region of keenest vision.)
Egg (Yolk) – In addition to powerful protein eggs, specifically egg yokes contain lutein. Lutein is an anti-oxidant that helps the macula.
Sweet Potato – Sweep potatoes are a supreme source of beta-carotene. To get the most benefit consume sweet potatoes with some fat, good example would be sockeye salmon or other foods high in omega 3 fatty acids.
Spinach – Spinach can help prevent macular degeneration.
Bilberry or Blueberry- (Bilberry is a European blueberry.) Bilberries of Blueberries contain anthocyanin, which may help protect the eyes and the brain.
Butter of Ghee – Clarified butter of ghee (From grass fed or pastured cows.) is high in beta-carotene and vitamin A. (Ghee is a class of clarified butter that originated from the Indian subcontinent)
So remember when it comes to eye health what you put in your body can help improve your sight.