Last Updated on 17 September 2020 by Ray Plumlee

health-664031_640Good eyesight is important at any age. As we get older, our eyesight often gets weaker. This doesn’t always have to be the case, however; there are foods we can eat in order to keep our eyes strong and healthy. Try to incorporate all these foods into your diet. They’re not only going to help your eyes, but they’re going to assist you in living a long, healthy life.

One food that is perfect to eat is carrots. Since we were youngsters, mom and dad have always told us to eat this orange vegetable. It turns out they were onto something! Carrots are actually a rich source of vitamin A, which helps promote good eyesight. In addition, this vitamin helps keeps our bones strong and fight any bacteria that attack our immune system. Carrots are also a source of Vitamin C, which helps our body fight viruses and the common cold.

Another food to eat is eggs. It has always been stated these are an excellent source of protein. It turns out that this prosperous superfood is also a source of Vitamin E. It has a bit less than carrots (only 6 percent, in fact). Within eggs, however, are antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Both of these work hard to strengthen the retina in your eye. It is also an excellent source of calcium. This means that eggs will help your bones stay strong, preventing your chances of ever encountering arthritis or osteoporosis.

In addition, a daily scoop of almonds promotes eye health. It has been shown that this low-calorie snack has the ability to prevent your chances of macular degeneration. This is due to the vitamin E contained within the nut. Vitamin E protects our body by keeping our blood vessels healthy and preventing blood clots. It’s found in a variety of nuts and seeds. It has also been shown in studies that Vitamin E has the potential to prevent cataracts.

Sweet potatoes are another food you may want to consider. This food has over 400% of your daily vitamin A. There is no question that this food is promoting good eye health! What makes this food even better is the potassium within it. It’s also low in sugar and low in calories. This superfood fits well within a diet. It’s going to help lower your chances of ever encountering diabetes, heart attack or stroke. Also, this powerhouse superfood keeps your blood pressure low and is a cancer-fighting food.

Eye health is crucial at any age. It’s vital that we eat these superfoods to help keep our eyes healthy for as long as we can. I’m not promising you won’t ever need your glasses or contacts ever again, but these foods are at least a step in the right direction. They’re going to keep your eyesight strong for as long as you’re healthy. That should be worth committing to a healthy diet. These foods are going to keep us young and that’s what we want after 60—to feel youthful.

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy – Eating the Right Foods



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tstafford81

As someone who’s always had poor eyesight, I certainly don’t want it to continue getting worse as I age. I’m not surprised that the foods you listed are also great for 100 other things! What’s your opinion on the theory that the military just “made up” the thing about carrots to cover up their use of infrared night vision? I think it’s amusing, and you did a great job of explaining WHY they’re actually good for our eyes.

Ray Plumlee

I had never heard of the ruse where the British military used the carrot as a ruse for the Germans. The British did believe that eating carrots would improve eye sight and night vision. This was before modern night vision enhancing devices we have today. I don’t understand how this ruse to get Germans to eat carrots would work against the Germans. Because it is true. They do help with night vision.

Ahneeka Joy

Commit daily practice! 1. Warm your eyes, rub your palms together to create heat and then place them against your eyes for 5 seconds. 2. Roll your eyes. 3. Focus 4. Massage your temples 5. Take a mini-nap

Cee-C John

Nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc and vitamin C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems like macula degeneration and cataracts. To get them; fill your plate with: Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and collards, salmon, tuna and other oily fish.

Cecile mann

I never really liked eating carrots, though I don’t have any eye issues but having read this, I’m gonna try to start eating them. Thanks for this great article!

Velma Thomas

Carrot is the best food to improve eye sight. Other than carrots, nuts of almost all types contribute a lot in order to improve vision. Don’t hesitate to try these foods because they are all natural and have no side effects at all.

Brandon Johnson

I have always really liked carrots and my mom always told me I would have good eyes, but is that 100% true? I wear glasses now and I can tell the my near sight is getting worse.

Pedro Sanchez

I wish I had of started healthy dieting a few decades ago and included foods good for the eyes. I hope the saying, “Better late than never” will apply. My body and my eyesight has gone along with my hair.

Ned Forrester

Ah, the sound of my grandmother and mother telling me to eat my carrots because they are good for my eyes. I didn’t listen and now I have poor eyesight. Of course there are many reasons for my eyesight to have worsened over time but I do with I have of maintained a healthy diet when it would have made a difference 🙁

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