Eyes help us to see the outside world. Eating fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables keep our eyes healthy naturally.
Fruits and vegetables are packed with many vitamins and minerals which is required for our overall good health.
Eating right amount of fruits and vegetables in our daily diet reduces the risk of night blindness, age related macular degeneration, cataracts and other eye diseases.
Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A(and beta carotene) are dietary antioxidants. These antioxidants
- protect our body against diseases
- keep our cells and tissues healthy
- strengthens blood vessels
Boost our immune system
Beta carotene and vitamin A protects the eyes against dry eyes, night blindness, strengthens retina.
Citrus fruits are good source of vitamin C. They contain flavonoids which protects eyes from cataract and macular degeneration. Fruits which are good source of Vitamin C are grapes, cherries, oranges, Plum etc.
Lutein & Zeaxanthin are antioxidants which protect the eyes from damage, reduces the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. This compound is found in oranges.
Omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for eye health. It is found in fruits like grapes, strawberries and guava. Reduces the risk of dry eyes, macular degeneration and in infants it helps in vision development.
Vitamin E together with Vitamin C and A prevents the progression of macular degeneration