You must already know that carrots and orange fruits and vegetables can improve eye health. Beta-carotene, vitamin A type of orange color poster on these foods, is useful to help the retina and other parts of the eye to function properly.
However, beta-carotene is not the only nutrients that are good for the eyes. There are several other vitamins and minerals are also important for your sense of vision. Here are five food sources of vitamins and minerals.
Green vegetables contain lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that can lower the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
Egg yolk is the main source of lutein and zeaxanthin, plus zinc. The three also helps reduce the risk of macular degeneration, according to Paul Dougherty, MD, medical director of Dougherty Laser Vision in Los Angeles.
Oranges and give
These fruits are the main source of vitamin C, which also has been shown to reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.
Almonds are loaded with vitamin E to slow macular degeneration. Handful (one ounce) of almonds provides about half of the total daily dose of vitamin E recommended health experts.
Tuna, salmon, mackerel, tuna are examples of fish rich in DHA fatty acids. Our retina contains DHA. DHA levels are too low in the retina will cause dry eye syndrome, said Jimmy Lee, MD, director of refractive surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, New York.