A healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals is not only key to general health, but key to healthy eyes and eyesight. If your diet is high in processed or “fast” foods there is a chance your body is not getting the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients it neccessary to function well. That means your eyes or your vision may also suffer. There is evidence suggesting a good diet may help protect at risk patients against certain eye diseases including macular degeneration.
Eat plenty of green and leafy green vegetables and fruits. One way to ensure you are getting the right vitamins, and the right combination of vitamins is to take supplements. It has been found that the body absorbes nutrients from multivitamins easier than it does from food. A daily multi vitamin and mineral supplement will help increase the odds we are getting the vitamins and minerals needed to protect against certain age related eye diseases. Research suggests that antioxidants may be beneficial for our eye health. Lutein and Zeaxanthin (found in fruit and vegetables) can also help promote eye health, and compliment other antioxidants including vitamins A, C and E. Make sure your multivitamin contains all of these substances if you want better vision.by