Naturally, aging is the inevitable process of every human life. Nevertheless, with aging comes the losing of everything- hair, eyesight, melanin, you start to feel pain in the joints and other similar stuff.
What affects your ability to see things close-up and at a distance is the shape and length of your eyeballs and the thickness of the eye lens. The retina, which is at the back of the eye contains light-sensitive cells that are crucial for good vision.
Therefore, we will present you something more on this subject which was presented on BBC.
BBC on Food and Improving the Eyesight
“Lutein and zeaxanthin are found commonly in dark green leafy veg such as kale and spinach, and also bell peppers, corn and saffron. Meso-zeaxanthin is generally not found in plants — it is thought to be made in our bodies from lutein (although it is also present in some fish … ) These pigments, once we eat them, appear to be important in our vision and in helping keep the macula healthy.”
This means that you have to consume Lutein and Zeaxanthin. They are ingredients which are very high in the vision-impaired nutrients. Thus, you will not be sorry if you consume them.
“The results of my tests were both fascinating and depressing. My detection of yellow and blue colors was extremely poor — something that [Professor John] Barbur said was likely the result of my brush with diabetes many years ago,”Mosley writes.
My night vision and perception of details were also poor compared with younger people — but consistent with my age. The Trust Me team then handed me a 90-day supply of supplement pills that were supposed to help.”
The ingredient that is mentioned in the text above has both lutein and zeaxanthin. If you consume them, they will offer tremendous help after three months. It was proven that if you consume 10 milligrams of lutein a day and 2 mg or zeaxanthin you will get back the normal vision and the problems will be gone.
“Should we all, then, be taking supplements to protect and even improve our eyesight? Well, the research certainly shows that supplements work,” Mosley writes.
“Even for someone like me, who has a relatively healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, and whose blood levels of the compounds that weren’t particularly low, the supplements helped. However, some researchers believe that diet can simply be enough, if we eat the right things.”
The Study Which Discovered the Best Foods for Vision Improvement
You can consume the needed nutrients if you consume a lot of green leafy vegetables like kale and spinach because they have them. The following study that was conducted showed the same results.
“Most of the dark green leafy vegetables, previously recommended for a higher intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, have 15 [to] 47 percent of lutein, but a very low content (0 to 3 percent) of zeaxanthin.
You can also consume egg yolk which presents good source of these nutrient. SO it will improve the eye health too.”
If you consume eggs that are from free-range, pastured hens they will have bright orange yolks. This indicates that they have elevated lutein and zeaxanthin content. If they are dull, pale yellow yolks, it means that the eggs are from caged hens which are fed with an unnatural grain diet, thus, the nutrients will be in a low amount.
Out of all the foods that are rich in lutein, we will present you with how much of them you can consume. We will also present you with a chart where you can see the foods which have the certain quantities of lutein.
The Chart of Lutein Foods
It has been proven that if you consume higher amounts of vitamin C it will prevent cataracts from forming. We all know that the cataracts are the most common causer of vision loss.
What you need to do is consume citrus fruits like oranges, lemon and limes to increase the vitamin C levels. Also, it would be best to consume Acerola cherries. Each of the cherries has 1 calorie, but 80 mg of vitamin C and the associated micronutrients.
You also need to consume omega 3 fats so that you can eliminate diabetes and blindness. You can find these fats in fish the most. Thus, to prevent blindness, consume a lot of fish. Additionally, this will prevent the development of many other diseases.
Sources High in Omega-3 and Low in Pollutants
- Wild Alaskan salmon (which also contains astaxanthin — one of the most potent promoters of eye health; see below)
- Small fatty, cold-water fish such as herring, sardines and anchovies
- Fish roe
- Krill oil
To Conclude- The Consumption
You will need to consume Bilberry. This is due to the fact that it has the ingredients which are perfect for good vision.
The researchers of the study also claimed that:
“When looking for a bilberry supplement for the eye, choose one that also includes 10 to 20 mg lutein and 1 to 2 mg zeaxanthin. Patients should target 80 to 160 mg daily. Those seeking prevention of eye disease, or just protection of the cells, can target 40 to 80 mg daily in combination with other antioxidant vitamins or in fruit combinations, such as blueberry/bilberry/raspberry.”
Also you need to consume vegetables and fruits which will make you human with improved vision.
As you can clearly see you need to keep the diet regime you have strictly to healthy food. Also, do not forget to combine it with some exercises as well. What this will do is improve the health and among it the eyesight as well.