During this pandemic, screen time has increased enormously and is worrying every parent as it's affecting their and their child's health specifically the health of their eyes. When it comes to nutrition for the eyes first and the last thing that comes to our rescue is the carrots, but that's not it. There's more than just the carrots.
Here are some of the food items that are good for the eye as they contain 𝐋𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧, 𝐙𝐞𝐚𝐱𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧, 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐚 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐞, 𝐎𝐦𝐞𝐠𝐚 𝟑𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐬, 𝐕𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐀, 𝐂, 𝐄, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐜. These not only help in 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬, 𝐝𝐫𝐲 𝐞𝐲𝐞 𝐬𝐲𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐞, 𝐚𝐠𝐞-𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐠𝐞-𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭.
These are 𝐟𝐢𝐬𝐡, 𝐞𝐠𝐠𝐬, 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐟𝐲 𝐯𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬, 𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐬, 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬, 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐬, 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐚 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬, 𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐱 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬, 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐬, 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐨, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧 𝐀 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐤.
Also, 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 as it not only prevents dehydration but may also reduce the symptoms of 𝐝𝐫𝐲 𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐬.
Fish- Be it salmon, tuna or mackerel are rich in omega -3 fatty acids that help protect against dry eye syndrome, cataracts, and even macular degeneration.
Spinach- Dark green leafy vegetables are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin and are a good source of eye-friendly vitamin C.
Eggs- An excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin C, E, and zinc that reduces the risk for age-related loss of sight.
Nuts, Seeds, and Legumes- Nuts and seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E that helps protect the eye from age-related damage. Benas and legumes are high in zinc, a trace mineral that assists the production of melanin, a pigment that protects the eye.
Milk- Is a good source of riboflavin and can help reduce your risk of cataracts. It is also fortified with Vitamin A, a leading performer among eye health vitamins
Carrots- Rich in Vitamin A and beta carotene which plays an essential role in vision.
Sweet potatoes- Rich in beta carotene and also a good source of Vit E.