Super Food Ideas article extract – ” Improve eyesight with food “
Keep good vision in your sights by eating the right foods, says nutritionist Nicole Senior.
Seeing an optometrist is recommended if you feel your vision changing. Correcting vision problems with glasses or contact lenses may be all you need. However, as we age, more serious conditions can threaten eyesight. You can increase your chances of maintaining good vision with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Did you know?
- Egg yolks are one of the best sources of lutein – an important antioxidant for eyes. They also contain zeaxanthin.
- Blueberries contain phytochemicals thought to regenerate rhodopsin in the eye, which helps night vision.
- An average-sized orange or baked potato provides your recommended daily amount of vitamin C – one of the eye-friendly antioxidants.
Eating for healthy eyes
Golden/green fruit and vegetables (for lutein and zeaxanthin) Kale, spinach, baby spinach, broccoli, corn, capsicum, peas, dark lettuce, zucchini, brussel sprouts, green beans, asparagus, kiwifruit, persimmon and mandarin.
Orange/dark green fruit and vegetables (for beta carotene) Carrot, sweet potato, pumpkin, corn, butternut squash, yellow tomatoes, yellow and red capsicum, oranges, rockmelon, mangoes, pink grapefruit, peaches, apricots, spinach, baby spinach, silverbeet, basil and kale.