Haven't our elders always forced us to eat certain foods that will do good for our eyes? We have also avoided these food many times because they aren't tasty enough.
But all those foods can be tweaked and made into yummy dishes that both our taste buds and our eyes will love. Stock up these foods and include it in your diet to ensure excellent eye health. Bawarchi brings you a list of must have foods with their health benefits that will keep your eyes healthy.
Bonus: We give you yummilicious recipes that you can make using these foods!
The first thing that comes to mind is carrots, Isn't it? They are universally known to be good for the eyes.
Carrots are notably rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber and no starch. They are exceptionally rich in carotene and vitamin A. They are also rich in minerals like copper, calcium, potassium, manganese and phosphorus. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
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Turkey is said to be more protein rich than other meats. Turkey is effective in warding off cataract. Regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol levels. The meat can help keep insulin levels stable.
Spinach is an excellent source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, manganese, foliate, magnesium, iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Potassium, and Vitamin B6. A very long list, Isn't it?
Spinach works by absorbing more than 40% of blue light intensity that may harm your eyes and increase the pigment density of the macula, thus significantly lowering the risk of macular degeneration.
They are a good source of vitamin A, C and D. Sweet potatoes are a necessary nutrient for your eyes as it improves your eyesight.
The vitamin B6 present in the sweet potato helps to prevent heart attack. They are a good source of magnesium and so helps in relaxation and reduce stress.
An unexpected food in the list is Sardines. They contain high-levels of Omega-3 fatty acids that reduces the risk of dry eye syndrome, a common cause of ocular complaints. It also maintains the overall eye health.