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Food for Sight

Paul Robinson identifies the many types of food that may help improve your eyesight.

People tend to pay more attention to their outward appearance and performance, at least those that are noticeable to the naked eye. But when it comes to the sense of sight specifically, things can get rather complicated. The contemporary way of life implies people with their heads buried into their smartphone screens, or intently focused on's score section on their computer monitors. But if you really want to up your odds, care for your sight as much as you do for your favourite team.

If you were willing enough to try tomatoes for a more radiant skin glow, or Mediterranean specialities for your heart's health, then you can at least give those carrots a chance. In fact, there are many other ways to improve your eyesight through food rather than eating carrots, and the following list provides you with abundant examples.


Most types of fish are filled with the widely beneficial omega-3 acids, but this is particularly true about cold-water fish. Salmon and tuna are among the types that fall into this category, which is why they are often a part of any diabetics' diet. However, this omega-3 acid does much more than regulate your blood pressure and sugar amounts – it protects your eyes from dryness, premature muscular degeneration and cataracts.


Up until recently, eggs were known for their bad reputation as one of the main causes of cholesterol. Now that this has been revoked, people are able to use their multiple beneficial qualities. Namely, eggs are a rich source of Vitamin A and lutein - nutrients which protect the organs of sight from dryness and night blindness.

Leafy Greens

The nutrient lutein is also part of many vegetables that are recognized for their big green leaves. Spinach and kale fall into this group of veggies, even though other greenery like broccoli and peas can help achieve proper eye protection and nutrition. All of these foods provide the much-needed antioxidants that protect the eye from muscular degeneration and cataracts primarily.


Those having trouble with their retina should turn to practically every type of bean they can find, kidney beans, black-eyed peas or lentils. These legumes are rich in bioflavonoids and zinc.

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are primarily a fun and healthy snack that can help you replace the greasy potato chips you usually have, but they are also good for your eyes. The seeds are rich in Vitamin E and zinc, so they are expected to prevent the appearance of cataracts, a common condition which may lead to total sight loss, especially in cases involving elderly patients.

Fruits and Vegetables in Vibrant Colours

Just like you would combine a few outfits with a different colour pattern, you can now create several meals using colourful fruits and vegetables. Strawberries, red, green and yellow bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes and pumpkin are all great for your eyes, but will also complement your whole silhouette. These fruits and vegetables make great natural sources of Vitamins A and C, which makes the eyes more resistant to various diseases which can damage your sight.

Best Food for your Eyes

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About the Author

Paul Robinson is an online marketer having good knowledge of gambling, sports and games related topics. He is a good gambling player as well.

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