A Green Diet Is Good For The Eyes

A Green Diet Is Good For The Eyes

Chicago ophthalmologist Dr. Jonathan Rosin has made recommendations on which foods to eat to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear and focused. To no one's surprise, it's likely all of the foods your mum struggled to get you eat as a child.

Green, leafy vegetables, along with two servings of fish each week will do wonders for maintaining eye
health, according to Dr. Rosin. These are foods known to be high in antioxidants and zinc.

These claims are well founded, and backed up by research done at the National Eye Institute, which has shown that foods like spinach, kale, broccoli and lettuce can reduce the risk of macular degeneration by about 25 percent.

Other green vegetables that promote eye health are collards and romaine lettuce because they contain lutein and zeaxanthin, vital nutrients. Those are diets that really tend to provoke less eye diseases than other diets," Dr Rosin said.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology agrees, as well. They added their own suggestions of foods to the list of those that keep eyes healthy, such as foods low in fat, and rich in fruits, veggies and grains. In regards to the recommendation for two servings of fish per week, the AAO suggests making one of them salmon, as it contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for not just your eyes, but your heart, too.

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