Many things change in our body as we get older like many changes in our appearance, the eyesight, melanin, joints, skin, hair and in fact the whole body changes.
But luckily there are natural ways that you can try to slow down the process of aging and slow its effects, like different natural food. In this article you can read about 12 foods that can improve your eyesight and prevent its loss.
We are able to see distant things and things that are close to us due to the shape and the length of our eyeballs, and also due to the thickness of the lens of the eye. But our vision is also enabled but the light- sensitive cells in the retina, which can be found at the back of the eyes.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are two compounds that are contained mostly in dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale, and also can be found in saffron, corn and bell peppers. Meso-zeaxanthin is believed to be only produced in the body from lutein, and cannot be found in vegetables (even though some fish may contain it…). So lutein and zeaxanthin are very significant for the health of our eyes and vision and also preserving the health of the macula.
So in order to protect and preserve the health of our eyes it is extremely important to consume Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Both of them are very abundant in nutrients which contribute to the benefits for the eyesight.
Mosley says that:
He has done some tests and they showed both depressing and amazing results. He couldn’t detect well the blue and yellow colors, and he was told by Professor John Barbur, that this was because of his condition of diabetes.
He also has low perception of details and poor night vision not like younger people but it was normal for his age. Team Trust me gave him pills to take for 90 days and they were meant to help him.
But consuming lutein and zeaxanthin for about 3 months actually ameliorated his vision.
Numerous studies have proven that the vision can be improved and also all vision problems, just by taking 2 mg of zeaxanthin and 10 mg of lutein every day.
Mosley also questions:
If we all need to take supplements in order to improve our vision and protect the eyesight? Particular studies have showed results that the supplements can actually give amazing results.
He also add that these supplements actually worked for him, even though his blood levels of these compounds were not very low and that he practices a very healthy diet with a lot of vegetables and fruit. Some experts also consider that just a healthy diet can be sufficient if we consume the right things.
These two highly beneficial compounds are contained in green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale. This was also confirmed by another study, and the experts that conducted this study also said:
These previously mentioned dark green leafy vegetables, contain 15 -47% of lutein and a very low percentage of zeaxanthin – 0-3%. These two nutrients are also contained in the egg yolks, so you can incorporate them in your diet too, and they will provide you with a lot of benefits for your eyesight as well.
You can recognize the eggs that are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin just by their bright orange yolks from free-range, pastured hens. And yolks that have pale yellow color are very poor with lutein and zeaxanthin content, and they are from cages hens which have been fed with unnatural foods.
Also, the major factors for vision loss are cataracts, and consuming vitamin C can actually hinder cataracts. So to increase the level of vitamin C in your body, it is recommended to consume oranges, lemons, lime practically all citrus fruits.
You should also consume acerola cherries as they have proven to have many benefits. One acerola cherry has only one calorie, many micronutrients and 80mg of vitamin C.
Also, omega 3 fats are very beneficial for the prevention of blindness. And we all know that these omega 3 fats are contained in fish.
These are the marine sources that are abundant in omega 3 fats and do not contain environmental pollutants:
- Wild Alaskan salmon (which is also high in astaxanthin — a powerful promoter of eye health)
- Small fatty, cold-water fish, like sardines, herring, and anchovies
- Krill oil
- Fish roe
Another food that is highly beneficial for thevision is the bilberry and the experts recommend this:
To always chose the bilberry supplement for the eye that has 1-2 mg zeaxanthin and 10-20 mg lutein. It is recommended to take 80-160 mg a day for patients who already have vision problems. And for people who just want to protect the eye health and hinder eye disease, 40-80 mg a day is the recommended dose together with other fruit combinations like raspberry, bilberry and blueberry, and also with other antioxidant vitamins.
It is also very significant to hinder any damage to the docosahexaenoic acid (DHA — which is an essential animal-based omega-3 fat) which is in the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) and its job is to produce electrons from photons from the sunlight.
This is succeeded with the photoelectric effect ad this got the Nobel Prize to Einstein in 1921. Also these electrons are very important for proper functions in the body, because they produce DC electric current.
So it is highly important to have a healthy lifestyle and eat healthy food if you want to improve your health and also strengthen the eyesight.