7 Foods to improve eyesight

Two essential nutrients that are essential for healthy eyes are lutein and zeaxanthin (zee-ah-zan-thin). These are powerful carotenoid antioxidants that exist in certain foods.

Lutein and zeaxanthin absorb excess light energy to avoid damage to plants from too much sunlight.

They are also found in the macula of the human eye.

A third nutrient called meso-zeaxanthin is not found in food sources. It is created in the retina from ingested lutein. They have significant antioxidant functions in the body.

Natural antioxidants like vitamin C, E, and B-carotene, help guard the body against damaging effects of free radicals.  

Lutein may also help from atherosclerosis. It is the buildup of fatty deposits in your arteries that leads to most heart attacks.

1. Avogadro

Avogadro’s are very rich in lutein. They are also an excellent source of glutathione which is the antioxidant that protects the liver.

Studies have shown that the health of liver is connected with the health of eyesight.

2. Broccoli

Broccoli contains lutein and zeaxanthin, and it is an excellent source of vitamin C.

3. Carrots

Are an excellent source of vitamin A.

A nutrient essential for good vision. You can eat them as a snack, you can include them in your salad.

4. Eggs

Eggs contain vitamin A, D and also contain lutein. Consuming eggs on a regular basis will provide you great nutrients.

5. Garlic

Contain selenium which is a powerful antioxidant shown to be beneficial for the eye. Garlic is rich in sulfur.

Sulfur helps the body to produce antioxidants that can protect the lens of the eye.

6. Kale and Spinach

They are both great sources of lutein and zeaxanthin and vitamin A.

7. Tomatoes

Tomatoes provide vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin. They contain lycopene a nutrient that protects your tissues from free radicals damage. It can neutralize free radicals before they oxidize and harm your cells.

Tomatoes also contain vitamin C and copper, two nutrients that help your eyes.   Copper helps you produce melanin. The black pigment found in your eyes. A diet rich in vitamin C help fight age-related cataracts.