Eating well to maintain eye health
What you eat has an impact on the health of your eyes. Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc and vitamin C and E might help reduce the risk of vision problems such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts.
Maintaining an appropriate and well-controlled blood glucose level lowers the risk of developing diabetic retinopathy which is a condition that causes the eye’s small blood vessels to bleed. If left uncontrolled, diabetic retinopathy can lead to vision loss. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most likely cause of vision loss as we age. Studies have shown that eating foods with the above nutrients can help to promote good eye health.
So what are the powerhouse foods to improve and maintain eye health?