Your eyes require extra attention from you during the summer months. If you are not careful, you could be dealing with irritants such as dry eyes, itching, burning sensation or even dark circles. Following a nutritious diet is one essential part of making sure your eyes remain in good health. There are many foods that can help keep your vision sharp and prevent you from developing certain eye conditions. And if you live with a condition like chronic dry eye, consuming foods high in certain vitamins and minerals may ease your symptoms. In this article, we would discuss 4 nutrient-rich eye health foods.
Eggs; Eggs are one of the most important foods for eye health and all body organs generally. Egg yolks contain vitamin A, lutein, zeaxanthin, and zinc, all of which are vital to eye health. Vitamin A protects the cornea, the surface of the eye, while lutein and zeaxanthin work to prevent serious eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
Dark green leafy vegetables; These are rich in vitamin C and A, beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. All these are antioxidants which act like natural sunscreen for the eyes. They protect the eyes from the harmful effects of UV rays and diseases such as macular degeneration.
Dairy; Many dairy products contain vitamins and minerals that are good for your eyes. Milk and yogurt contain vitamin A and zinc. Eggs have lutein and zeaxanthin, the same antioxidants found in leafy greens. Some cheeses contain vitamin A, like ricotta cheese.
Bananas; Bananas contain potassium, potassium is also great for dry eyes because it is one of the important components that comprise your tear film. Tear film is simply the thin layer of tears that cover the exposed cornea. Low levels of potassium have been linked to damage to your tear film, and potassium is critical the maintenance of film thickness.
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