03.06.2014

Sunflower seeds and garlic "help eye health"

Sunflower seeds and garlic "help eye health"

A list of foods to help people keep their eyes healthy has been provided on tayyar.org.

The Lebanese news outlet suggested that people eat sunflower seeds and garlic for selenium, which may help fight cataracts and improve eye health generally.

Carrots are good for their vitamin A, while broccoli provides vitamin C as well as lutein and zeaxanthin, among other nutrients.

Lutein and zeaxanthin can also be found in kale and spinach, with the latter nutrient found in especially high levels in avocadoes.

Smoked salmon made the list for its omega-3 fatty acids as well as its vitamins and folic acid.

Recently, optometrist Dr Jennifer Smith told US publication The State that eating foods such as spinach is good for eyes.

People can get all the daily lutein they need from half a cup of the leafy green vegetable.

But diet cannot combat problems relating to the cornea and lens, according to the expert.

by Adrian Galbreth


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