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Can your diet play a part in superior eye health? The short answer is, yes. The overall health of your eyes depends on certain nutrients, such as vitamins A and C, bioflavonoids, carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants. Eating foods rich in these nutrients (sometimes known as superfoods) can keep your eyes functioning at their best for a longer period of time, as well as helping to prevent various eye problems. So, what’s on the menu for good eyesight? The top superfoods for healthy eyes to add to your trolley include:
While it’s by no means the only factor, it’s true that what you eat can definitely contribute to the health of your eyes and, by extension, the quality of your vision.
As well as consuming the key superfoods listed above, maintaining good eye health also depends on a well-balanced diet that contains a wide variety of healthy foods. That’s because conditions like diabetes, which can have a serious effect on eye health, are directly affected by diet.
So, while you are increasing your intake of berries and mackerel, try to ensure that you also reduce your intake of unhealthy foods that contain processed sugar and saturated fat.
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