NUTRITION & DIET

 
Often we hear the saying, “you are what you eat!” as it often rings true.  Good nutrition is vital to the proper functioning of your body and the eye is no exception.  Nutrients in your diet can help maintain your vision,  Researchers have linked various nutrients to reducing the risk of certain eye diseases, as detailed below.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin:
– Found in: green leafy vegetables and eggs
– Reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration and cataracts

Vitamin C:
– Found in: fruits and vegetables
– Lowers the risk of developing cataracts

Vitamin E:
– Found in: nuts, fortified cereals, sweet potatoes
– Protects eye cells from free radical damage as an antioxidant

Essential Fatty Acids (eg. Omega-3):
– Found in: egg, fish and meat
– Important for proper visual development and retinal function

Zinc:
– Found in: beef, pork, lamb and oysters
– Important for bringing vitamin A to the eye for produce melanin