These foods are bad for your eyes
A lot of people mostly eat what is available at that moment, without knowing if it really helps their health. Some people pay little or no attention to their eyes, until maybe they start having troubles with their sights, which is not suppose to be so.
Here are types of foods you should limit the level of intake, to have a clear vision.
Foods such as table sauces or dressings are first to look at. They might seem innocent to the mind when you think of unhealthy foods, but they can be packed with high quantities of sugar and fats. There’s not much point going for a fresh, healthy salad if you’re going to drench it with sugary toppings!
Eating too much sugar is bad for your body in general, including your eyes. A study shows a link between sugary foods and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which results in blind spots in your central vision. This study found that participants whose diet contained a lot of high GI foods were most likely to have advanced AMD in at least one eye.
Foods containing high glycemic index cause a spike in blood sugar levels whereas low GI foods don’t; researchers estimated that 20% of AMD cases in this study could have been reduced if the participants had consumed foods lower on the glycemic index. So watch out for such foods.
Another type of food on the list are Fried foods, it might be a nice treat but your body will not thank you if you’re putting lots of these on your plate, a lot of the time.
Its clear that fried foods are full of fatty oils from the cooking process, and these are not eye-friendly ingredients. Again, these foods have been shown to contribute to AMD as well as raise cholesterol. Too much bad cholesterol can lead to clogged arteries, increasing risk of heart attack, stroke and even vision loss.
One study found that it is the type of fat, rather than the quantity, which is responsible for higher risk of eye disease. Vegetable, and polyunsaturated fats are thought to be the worst, along with linoleic acid, and these are the exact ingredients that chips and crisps tend to be fried in. These harmful fats can also be found in peanut butter, margarine and processed cakes and cookies. So, give your eyes a break and avoid these fatty foods.
But then, certain fats are actually healthy for your eyes. Omega-3 fatty oils found in fish can be beneficial for your body and your eyes, by protecting the membranes around your brain and skin cells, keeping your skin looking young, To keep your eyes keen, go for these healthy fats and avoid the likes of chips, crisps and other junk foods which are filled with the wrong kind of oil.
Another dangerous food to avoid are drinks with artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners like cyclamates are dangerous to the eyes, they can make one eyes more sensitive to light. Avoiding such drinks even help you stay clear of diabetes radar.
Another type of food on the list are processed meats. Processed meats are very bad for your overall health, as well as your eyes. When I say processed meats I’m talking about bacon, sausages and processed lunch meats like cooked ham – all of which have a high salt content. Salt has been used as a preservative for hundreds of years, but nowadays it is often added to food in large quantities, and can have a huge impact on your health.
Even too much intake of pasta, rice, in fact any form of carbohydrate can be very harmful to the eyes, it might cause one to have blurry visions. Limit the intake and always mix with other good nutrients such as vitamins and vegetables.
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