Resolution 4: Eat Well
09 January
Posted in News | Eyecare

Resolution 4: Eat Well

Keep the "cells" and "tissues" in your eyes healthy by eating a balanced diet including leafy greens, dark berries, oily fish, nuts and eggs.

These foods contain vitamin A, B and C as well as Lutein and Zeaxanthin which are all proven to maintain healthy eyes.

Vitamins A B and C can be found in oranges, kiwis, tomatoes, raw carrots and green leafy vegetables.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin lower the risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration. Both can be found in yellow peppers, Mango and green leafy vegetables like spinach and broccoli.

Omega - 3 helps regulate inflammation and improve tears. There are 3 types of Omega-3 and it is important to get the balance correct between them. Omega 3 can be found in oily fish, while flax seeds are another good source.

Vitamin supplements can also help increase levels of all of the above vitamins and nutrients.

Call into your local Mackey Opticians for recipe ideas and ways to improve your eye health through a balanced diet.

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