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5 Foods To Start Eating The Moment You Notice Your Vision is Getting Worse by Noblex: 9:56 am On Aug 25, 2017

5 Foods To Start Eating The Moment You Notice Your Vision is Getting Worse



Eyes aren’t just the window to your soul, they’re the window by which you experience the world. If don’t eat enough of these foods that are good for your eyes, you won’t see much. Unfortunately, eyes are sensitive to certain lifestyle factors, such as poor nutrition, smoking, and spending too much time in front of a screen. They’re also prone to deteriorate as you age, making it harder to read, drive, work, play sports, and engage in your favorite hobbies. Eyesight is not something you want to lose.

What Affects Eyesight?
Eyesight is a precious sense that can rarely be restored once it’s gone.

The most common causes of poor eyesight include:
Macular degeneration
Cataracts
Glaucoma
Diabetic retinopathy (caused by diabetes)
Eye injuries
Birth defects

Poor eyesight is characterized as:
Loss of vision acuity (inability to see objects clearly)
Unable to see as large an area as a healthy person
Inability to look at light
Double vision
Visual distortion
Perceptual difficulties
Any combination of the above.

According to the National Institutes of Health: “Vitamin A is critical for vision as an essential component of rhodopsin, a protein that absorbs light in the retinal receptors, and because it supports the normal differentiation and functioning of the conjunctival membranes and cornea.” Vitamin A even plays a role in maintaining the digestive tract and supporting immune function. The nutrient also impacts cell growth and differentiation, ensuring that all your organs work as they should. The daily recommended value for vitamin A is 5,000 IU for adults and children alike.

5 Foods that are Good for Your Eyes
Here’ what you need to eat to keep your eyesight sharp!
1. Carrots
This orange vegetable has a reputation for a reason. Packed with beta-carotene, an antioxidant which is converted into vitamin A (4). One medium carrot alone contains 200% of your daily value of vitamin A. Plus, one major study found that beta-carotene combined with zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E and copper (which are all found in carrots too) can slow the progression of macular degeneration.

2. Iceberg Lettuce
You may think that dark leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, and swiss chard are the only leaves worth eating, but you’re missing out. Iceberg lettuce is a good source of vitamin A and fiber while being low in calories. To increase absorption of this fat-soluble vitamin, make your own olive oil and apple cider vinaigrette.

3. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes, like carrots, have beta-carotene to thank for their vivid orange color. 1 cup of cooked sweet potato has more than 7% your daily value of vitamin A. Purple sweet potato, on the other hand, promotes eye cell survival and division and protects eye cells from damage.

4. Cod Liver Oil
This excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, which can help reduce abnormal blood vessel growth. Available in both liquid and capsule form, cod liver oil is also a great source of vitamin D. This vitamin is crucial for good blood supply flowing to the retinas. What’s more, the supplement also contains vitamin A.

5. Turkey Liver
Like cod liver oil, turkey liver is an incredibly rich source of vitamin A. A single liver has over 1000% of your daily recommended intake. Thank You.

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