Eat Your Veggies! 4 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat Now

Happy woman eating saladAll-natural isn’t a craze that’s going to leave anytime soon. With its links to extreme weight loss, healthier hearts and blood sugars, better skin, and better overall health, this so called “fad” is here to stay. One of the best benefits about all-natural living is your ability to help restore and maintain virtually every part of your body by eating right and when it comes to your eyesight, it’s no exception. From carrots to whole grains here are 4 foods that everyone should be eating in order to maintain good strong eye health.

 

  1. Carrots

This vegetable will come as no surprise to virtually anyone. However carrots aren’t just Bugs Bunny’s bestfriend— they’re your eyes best friend too. Filled with beta carotene, a type of Vitamin A, carrots help to improve your retina and overall eyesight, leaving you with eyes that can see miles–or at least the TV screen.

 

  1. Leafy Greens

Everyone loves a green smoothie–or at least they say they do in front of their yoga loving friends. If you don’t already try to incorporate spinach, kale, and other leafy greens into your daily diet, now is the time. Filled with zeaxanthin, leafy greens can help lower your chance of developing cataracts or macular degeneration. (Those spinach smoothies aren’t looking so bad afterall, huh?)

 

  1. Salmon

Not only will salmon help you to maintain a healthy weight while giving you a substantial amount of protein to build strong lean muscles, but this omega 3 packed food will help to prevent against dry eyes, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

 

  1. Whole Grains

If you’re a Pinterest addict like many people, you’ve likely seen dozens of recipes for quinoa salads and whole grain everything. Leave your Wonder Bread at home and hop on the whole grain band wagon. Not only do whole grains provide heart healthy benefits, but they are also packed full of Vitamin E, Zinc, and Niacin which all contribute to overall good eye health.

 

Just in case you needed another reason to switch up your diet and start eating more fruits, veggies, protein, and whole grains, here are 4 other eye-healthy reasons to do so. Plus, these foods will not only help your vision, but they will also help contribute to you feeling good overall.

 

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