Eye health is critical to overall happiness and well being.
Diet plays an important role in maintaining eye health, as it does for every other part of the body.
Healthy diet is important to improve digestion, the immune system, weight, skin and mood and eye health. There is a wide range of vitamins, minerals and supplements that are essential to eye health.
The most important vitamins and minerals for eye health are vitamins A, C and E, zinc and carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin. In addition, zinc, vitamins E and C, Omega 3 fatty acids are important.
Vitamin C and beta carotenes can help support your production of connective tissues such as collagen, as well as acting as a natural antioxidant, keeping your eyes safe from the degenerating effects of oxidative stress.
For the vegetarians, walnuts, flaxseeds, soybeans and tofu are all also high in Omega 3s.
Vitamin A is essential for good eye health as it protects the retina and cornea of the eye. A vitamin A deficiency can often cause impaired eyesight and night-blindness.
Vitamin C is important for building connective tissues such as collagen, which is found in the cornea of the eye.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and important in protecting the eye from oxidative damage.
Zinc is important for cellular processes such as cell division and enzyme activity so is really important for the whole body, not just the eyes. It also plays a key role in maintaining the health of the retina.
Carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin protect the eyes from sunlight and also play an important role in the scattering and absorption of light, so they can actually help improve eyesight!
Omega 3s fatty acids are important for general eye health, but in particular they are thought to prevent dry eye syndrome and protect against the degeneration of the retina (macular degeneration) which is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly.
In case your diet lacks essential nutrients, you can supplement it with vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
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