Did you know that your diet can help improve your eyesight naturally? Diets that are high in fruit, vegetables, fish and spices will be most helpful for improving your eyesight by providing your body with vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and essential fatty acids.
Here is a list of four of the top natural remedies for eyesight improvement:
Omega 3 Fatty Acids - Most people eat seafood for their main source of Omega 3s. In particular, wild Alaskan salmon and sardines are recommended. You can also get Omega 3s in nuts and seeds, in particular, flaxseeds, walnuts and pistachios.
Antioxidants - Foods that contain beta carotene are also beneficial for the eyes. For example, pilots are often fed carrots to help with their night vision, as carrots contain a high percentage of vitamin A. In general, eating the mostly brightly colored fruits and vegetables will be the ones that are best for your eyes.
Lutein - most commonly found in egg yolks. If you don’t like to eat eggs, you can also commonly find lutein in supplements for vision. It also is available in green vegetables like spinach and broccoli. Lutein is actually found in the retina of healthy eyes and it acts as a shield against blue light, which is a harmful part of sunlight.
Spices - Turmeric, parsley and oregano are highly recommended. The good news is that spices are easy to incorporate into your diet and are virtually calorie free.