Well as it turns out, the old wives tale that eating carrots improve your eyesight at night is in fact true. Nutrition research has proved that the vitamins in the vegetable is good for night vision. However diving into a pack of root veg is not the only way to improve night vision. There are a number of other vitamins and minerals that are just as essential.
Francesca Marchetti, a leading optometrist from the eye care advisory panel WINK, says: “Nutrients such as vitamins A, C and E, omega-3 fats and lutein are vital for better vision.
“Eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration are all affected by our diet.
“A little more fish, nuts, fruit and vegetables in your meals could dramatically reduce your eye disease risk in the future.”
Below seven superfoods which will keep your peepers healthy:
All orange fruit and veg, which are packed with Vitamin A, help the eyes to adjust to low light levels at night.
Spinach along with other leafy greens such as broccoli and kale, will lower the risk of developing cataracts.
These are full of vitamin C. One study found women who took a vitamin C supplement for 10 years or more experienced a 64% cut in the risk of developing cataracts.
Dark Berries are linked to better night vision. They also contain a vitamin which prevents and slows blindness caused by Cataracts.
Fresh tuna, anchovies, mackerel, salmon and trout are extremely rich in Omega 3 fatty acid, a fatty acid found in the retina. A lack of this fatty acid leads to dry-eye syndrome.
Red meat is rich in important eye health booster zinc. A zinc deficiency can cause deterioration of the central part of the retina, which can lead to sight loss.
These nuts are filled with vitamin E, which research shows may slow the progression of cataracts caused by UV exposure and decrease age-related degeneration of the central retina.
They weren’t lying when they said you are what you eat. By including all of the above in your diet, you are decreases the chances of the onset of any eye dificiencies. Do the right thing, love your eyes!