Food Prescriptions to Save Your Vision & When to visit Eye clinics in qatar ???

Posted on TABEEBAK BLOG - on January 01,2018

Bite for Sight: Food Prescriptions to Save Your Vision

Recent research suggests that adding certain antioxidant vitamins and minerals to your daily diet – either through foods or supplements – can help maintain eye health.  The following nutrients have been shown to be essential for good vision and may protect your eyes from potentially sight-threatening conditions and diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

Beta-carotene

  • Benefits: May prevent night blindness and dry eyes.
  • Food sources: Butternut squash, carrots, kale, spinach, sweet potatoes.

Bioflavonoids (Flavonoids)

  • Benefits: May prevent cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • Food sources: Blueberries, cherries, citrus fruits, legumes, red wine, soy products, tea.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin (Carotenoids)

  • Benefits: May prevent cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • Food sources: Green leafy vegetables (broccoli, collard green, kale, spinach, turnip greens), eggs, squash.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • Benefits: May prevent macular degeneration and dry eyes.
  • Food sources: Fish oil, flaxseed oil, cold-water fish (salmon, mackerel, herring).

Selenium

  • Benefits: When combined with carotenoids and vitamins C and E, may reduce risk of advanced macular degeneration.
  • Food sources: Brazil nuts, brown rice, canned tuna, oats, salmon, loin chops, wheat germ.

Vitamin A

  • Benefits: May prevent night blindness and dry eyes.
  • Food sources: Beef or chicken liver, chili peppers, carrots, milk, sweet potatoes, apricots.

Vitamin C

  • Benefits: May prevent cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • Food sources: Broccoli, cantaloupe, citrus fruits, kale, red peppers,strawberries.

Vitamin D

  • Benefits: May prevent macular degeneration.
  • Food sources: Cod liver oil, orange juice/ milk fortified with vitamin D, salmon, sardines.

Vitamin E

  • Benefits: When combined with carotenoids and vitamin C, may reduce the risk of advanced macular degeneration.
  • Food sources: Nuts and seeds (almonds, sunflower seeds), fortified cereals, sweet potatoes, wheat germ, whole-wheat flour.

Zinc

  • Benefits: Helps vitamin A reduce the risk of night blindness; may reduce the risk of advanced macular degeneration.
  • Food sources: Oyster, pumpkin seeds, gingerroot, pecans, oats, peanuts, lima beans.

 

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