Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The Right Food to Eat For Good Eyes Sight Even at Old Age

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Dr Ogundeji Seun
Dr Ogundeji Seunhttps://drogundeji.com/
Dr. Ogundeji is an enthusiastic and passionate dentist with an interest in managing challenging oral health issues. He is a health blogger (Drogundeji.com) and creative writer to health blogs around the world, an entrepreneur and business development strategist. He lives in Lagos Nigeria and married with children. he currently works with Platinum Dental Surgery
Our eyes are the primary source of light to our whole body, for anyone who has no eyes to see is already in the darkness. Without a good food source for the optimum functioning of the eyes, the ability of the eye to see clearly and properly get to decrease rapidly with age, that is to say, eyes sight fade away naturally as we grow older. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is that process in which eyesight decreases in ability as age set in for an individual but this can be reverse provided we are able to eat the right food, I will be highlighting some of them here in this article.

Carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin act directly to absorb the damaging blue and near-ultraviolet light, in order to protect the macula, macula is the part of the eyes that enable someone to see with more details.  Carotenoids and Lutein does wonder in protecting eyesight when we have it enough in our system. Carotenoids can be obtained from any yellow or orange plants or vegetables; they are also abundant in green vegetables such as kale and spinach. You may want to check out the healthy benefit of eating spinach.

Egg yolk is one of the sources of lutein although there is not much in it but the little there is absorbed efficiently. That is why eggs Florentine is such an effective meal, the spinach is a high source of lutein and the egg yolk maximises absorption. It is recommended that 6mg of lutein should be eating in a day, but the average consumption we mostly get is just only 2mg, which is too low compare to the recommended quantity.

We need Omega-3 fatty acids, but we cannot produce it naturally in our body and thus we need to eat diet that contain them, such diet includes; nuts and seed, fish, oil (Canola oil, walnut oil, flax oil and soybean oil also contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, particularly alpha-linoleic acid.)  Omega-3 fats are also thought to protect the arteries that supply blood to the retina. Eat these fishes too because they contain omega 3 as well, they are: oily fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies and sardines.

We also need to eat foods that are rich in vitamins: Vitamins A, C, and E are essential for eye health as they contain antioxidant properties which help to protect against free radical molecules. These free radical molecules are produced by the interaction of light and oxygen, and they can cause chemical damage to the retina.

Other diet we need to consider includes:
  • Eat Avocado 
  • Take Blackcurrant 
  • Eat Broccoli 
  • Eat: leafy greens like kale, spinach, cress, parsley, leafy cabbage. 
  • Eat: peppers, carrots and tomatoes. 
  • Kiwi fruit 
  • Nuts and nut oils, such as almonds and hazelnuts. 
  • Red meats, especially beef, lamb and liver 
  • Seeds and seed oils, such as sunflower and safflower

Do thing there are other omega-3 diet or food that I do not mention here in this article? What were your experiences if you have been eating right for healthy eyesight? I will love to hear from your

Stay Healthy!

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