Nutrition and eye health

#Import 2023-06-26 23:24

Nutrition and eye health

Caroline Teske

1 min read

Much like the rest of the organs and the body, when you fuel your body with good nutrition your eyes will stay healthier too!

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss over 60yo and February is AMD awareness month.  There are many things we can do to slow the onset of AMD.  Don't smoke, protect your eyes from ultraviolet, supplement with omega3s and maintain a diet rich in carotenoids.  Foods for eye health include antioxidants such as lutein and beta carotene.  Some foods high in lutein include dark leafy greens, peas, summer squash, pumpkin, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus.  Foods high in beta carotene include carrots, green leafy, winter squash, cantalope and so many more!Eat all the bright colours!

We now believe 2000mgs is the minimum amount of omega3 daily required to maintain eye health.  The omega3s need to be EPA/DHA only.  That amount is equivalent to 6 servings of salmon per day or 37 cans of tuna per week.  Nobody should eat that or will have other illness.  This is one supplement that we believe all should take for your eyes and the rest of your body.  Ask your optometrist for more information.

Incorporating these foods into your nutrition help maintain healthy eyes and overall wellness!