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Eating The Right Foods

Improving your eyesight happens from the inside as much as it happens from the outside. Eating good foods that help improve your eyesight with Vitamin E and Vitamin C as well as lutein is essential for eye health. If you’re eyes are feeling a little sore or you think that you’ve been losing your eyesight, try adding at least one of these foods to your daily diet. Last tip – try to eat most of these foods raw as cooking or baking will break down the vitamins in the foods.

Vitamin A is an essential part of keeping your eyes healthy and there are quite a few foods that contain vitamin A in large quantities. Red peppers, dark, leafy greens, orange-colored foods, winter squash, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are all foods that are high in Vitamin A. Vitamin A also needs zinc to deliver it to the eyes from the liver and foods like lean meats and poultry, beans, and eggs are high in zinc and will help your body be able to absorb the vitamin A in the areas where it needs it.

Eyes also need Vitamin C and many of the foods that contain Vitamin A also contain Vitamin C. Red bell peppers have the most vitamin C per calorie of a vegetable and other vegetables that contain vitamin C include broccoli and mustard greens. There are fruits with high amounts of vitamin C as well including oranges, kiwis and strawberries.

Vitamin E is another nutrient needed for our eyes and it can be found in sunflower seeds and almonds which contain almost half of the recommended daily value of Vitamin E. Dark leafy greens also contain lots of Vitamin E and it is also contained within broccoli and brussel sprouts.  Lutein, another nutrient needed for our eyes, can be found in kale and squash.

Omega-3’s are also important to our eyes and deficiencies in this fatty acid has been linked to dry eyes. Omega-3’s are prevalent in almost all seafood including salmon, trout, tuna and other fatty fish. Omega-3’s also seem to be quite helpful in protecting our eyes from glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.

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