All eyes on this
According to Dr Stephanie Young of NUH Eye Surgery Centre, here’s what you need to be eating if you find yourself constantly squinting at the text on your computer screen.
The vitamins and nutrients in eggs, including lutein and vitamin A, promote eye health and function.
NEXT: Green leafy vegetables →
Spinach, kale, and romaine lettuce, to name a few, are full of lutein and zeaxanthin, plant pigments beneficial for the eye. Broccoli, peas, and avocados are also good sources of these powerful antioxidants.
NEXT: Fish →
Salmon, tuna, sardines, and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which helps protect against dry eyes, macular degeneration, and even cataracts.
NEXT: Whole grains →
Foods with a low glycemic index (GI) such has whole grains can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. The vitamin E, zinc, and niacin also help promote overall eye health.
NEXT: Citrus fruits →
Oranges, grapefruits, and lemons are high in vitamin C, which may reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.
NEXT: Nuts →
Pistachios, walnuts, and almonds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
NEXT: Colourful vegetables →
Carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, pumpkin, corn, squash… Carotenoids, the compounds that give these foods their colour, are thought to help decrease the risk of many eye diseases.
NEXT: Legumes →
Kidney beans, black-eyed peas and lentils are good sources of bioflavanoids and zinc, and can help protect the retina.
NEXT: Oil supplements →
These super supplements not only contain omega-3 fatty acids, they also reduce the risk of degeneration of the eye.
NEXT: Sunflower seeds →
Excellent sources of vitamin E and zinc, these help keep your eyes healthy and disease-free.
NEXT: Eggs →
By Atika Lim, Singapore Women’s Weekly, June 2016
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