5 foods to keep your eyes healthy [Diet]
Times of India
Staring at your gadgets, computer as well as television constantly can harm your vision. Make sure you include these foods in your diet to improve and protect your eyes.
Spinach: Loaded with vitamin C, beta carotene and large amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, spinach contains nutrients that absorb 40 to 90% of blue light intensity and as a result, act like sunscreen for your eyes. Have it as a side vegetable with dinner or saute it in an omelet.
Carrots: Rich in beta carotene, an antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts, carrots are the most recommended for improving your eyesight. Have them raw as a part of your veggie salad or with a curd dip.
Eggs: According to experts, the egg yolk is a prime source of lutein and zeaxanthin as well as zinc, that also helps reduce your macular degeneration risk.
Almonds: Research suggests that almonds are filled with vitamin E, which slows macular degeneration. A handful of almonds are said to provide about half of your daily dose of vitamin E.
Sweet potatoes: Containing beta carotene, sweet potatoes help promote healthy vision and also help the eyes to adjust to low levels of light at night, according to studies.