Did you know that, according to the National Eye Institute, that due to hormonal factors and typically a longer life span, women are more prone to eye disease. In fact, more women than men are diagnosed each year with diseases such as macular degeneration every year.
And believe it or not, what you put in your mouth can not only define your waistline, but it can also define your eyesight.
According to Healthmad.com, these are the top 5 foods that are best for your sight:
We’ve always been told to eat our veggies, and though they are good for you, carrots do not restore vision as we’ve been told to believe as children. Carrots provide Vitamin A, and essential vitamins to maintain good eye health. The lack of Vitamin A can damage your eyes as well, so it is incredibly important to incorporate them into your diet.
Spinach is a big player in protecting eyes from diseases such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration because it contains high levels of lutein. Really, all green leafy vegetables provide great and essential nutrients for your vision.
It’s really no surprise here. Fruits are packed with vitamins that aren’t just good for your eyes, but for your health in general. The Vitamin C in fruits helps decrease free radicals that may harm your eye health.
Sushi-lovers, rejoice! The omega-3 fatty acids in fish like salmon is highly beneficial for many things in your body, your eyesight included!
5) Dark Chocolate
Women, we are in luck! Justify that trying a piece of heaven wrapped in thin aluminum with the fact that the flavanoids in dark chocolate are good for your blood vessels (and your mood) and strong blood flow keeps your eyes functioning strong and well.
Food isn’t just delicious, but also essential to good health. Instead of filling up with things that are empty, high in fat, or loaded with sugar or salt, think about how much your eyes (and body) mean to you and fill your plate accordingly.
Of course, an eye exam is another essential part to good eye health. Your eyes can tell a lot about your health and can even lead to the discovery of some underlying health conditions. So always remember to schedule your annual eye exam at your local Eyeglass World.