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List of Foods That Keep Your Eyes Healthy

  • Date: 2010/02/27 (Rev. 2012/05/06)
  • Laser Eye Center of Silicon Valley
  • Synopsis : The following list of foods provides good to excellent antioxidant support for healthy eyes.

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One of the most important things you can do to ensure good eye sight is to eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, herbs, spices and fish that supply certain vitamins, carotenoids, minerals and essential fatty acids to your eyes.

A diet high in saturated fats and sugar lacks the antioxidants needed for good eye health.

A diet high in saturated fats also creates substances that put the health of your eyes at risk, such as arterial plaque, which can cause restricted blood flow in the blood vessels in your eyes. High levels of blood sugar are directly implicated in diabetes-related eye diseases and can increase your risk of developing glaucoma.

Some Excellent Choices for Feeding Healthy Eyes

The following list of foods provides good to excellent antioxidant support for your eyes:

  • Green vegetables like broccoli, green beans, spinach, peas and Brussels sprouts
  • Carrots, celery and corn
  • Leafy lettuce
  • Sweet potatoes and yams
  • Tomatoes
  • Dried apricots
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Lemons
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Salmon
  • Albacore tuna
  • Mackerel
  • Sardines

It is important to note that the freshest fruits and vegetables have the most antioxidants and nutrients available, so if you are lucky enough to be able to buy your produce from a local farmer's market the healthier your eyes will be. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are an excellent way to get a big antioxidant boost also.

If you would like to learn more about the steps you can take to make sure you are doing all you can to maintain good eye health, please visit the website of Dr. Gary Kawesch of the Laser Eye Center of Silicon Valley where their team of highly skilled professionals will answer your questions and concerns.

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