Most young people have crisp and clear vision. As these people age into their twenties, thirties, forties, fifties and so on, their once clear vision begins to decline.
In this day and age, lots of factors damage eye health and eyesight. If you are like me, technology has affected me. I look at my phone too much, my computer screen all day, and watch TV more than I should. Now I wear glasses. I made a promise to myself to get my eyes healthy. I am going to do it by eating food.
Here are 7 all-natural foods that may help improve vision and help keep those nasty eye problems away.
Carrots: contain beta carotene. Beta carotene is a reddish to orange natural plant pigment. Beta carotene is what makes Vitamin A which is an essential vitamin your body needs in small quantities. Vitamin A gives us healthy eyes, strong bones, good skin and a boosted immune system.
Bilberry: known as the “European Blueberry.” Bilberries contain Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential Vitamin to the human body. Vitamin C helps the body grow and repair cells. The European blueberry also contains anthocyanins which is a type of flavonoid (antioxidant) that helps protect the body from cell damage. Bilberries may help you maintain healthy vision and night vision. They are also great for a healthy immune system and digestive tract.
Saffron: a tasty spice that contains high amounts of antioxidants. Crocin and crocetin are two key antioxidants. Saffron may help fight macular degeneration and helps protect your vision from damage. Saffron may also help with memory, weight loss and boosting immune system functions.
Spinach: contains the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin that protects your eyes and helps you see better. Spinach also contains Vitamin K and is a good source of iron. Other effects of spinach are good vitality, energy and strength. Spinach tastes great dressed up with a salad dressing.
Dark Chocolate: has more antioxidants than anything else on the planet. Cocoa contains polyphenols (micronutrients) which helps the flow of oxygen through the blood stream. Chocolate helps your eyes and brain get the nutrients it needs. It is also an excellent source of antioxidants which may help decrease your chances of getting heart disease.
Wild Salmon: my favorite cold water fish. I like to cook salmon with the skin on because of the healthy nutrients in the skin. Salmon contains Omega 3 fatty acids (healthy fats) which may help eye retina health.
Reishi Mushrooms: if I could only take one adaptogen / superfood. I would choose the reishi mushroom. Not only is this mushroom the king of anti-aging, immune system building, and stress relieving, but it also can give you health benefits for your eyes. The reishi contains alkaloids and triterpenes that supports eye health. The reishi also contains abundant vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
The reishi mushroom has been around for thousands of years. It was the first mushroom used by the ancient Chinese. The reishi has many different names: Lingzi, Ganoderma Lucidum, White Snake, the 10,000 year old mushroom, Immortal mushroom, Ling Chih and the mushroom of Spiritual Potency.
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