Researchers from Harvard found that Omega 3 fatty acids can prevent blindness because they inhibit abnormal blood vessel growth in the eye. Three leading causes of blindness are macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy related to premature birth.
Laboratory research has shown that omega 3 fatty acids can prevent and reduce your chance of vision loss from diabetic retinopathy and its complications. Omega 3 fatty acids are formed in the chloroplasts of green leafy vegetables, but they are also found in nuts, and in fish. The research used quantities of omega 3 fatty acids that match those in the typical Japanese diet.
What foods are healthy for your eyes?
You can make your own recipes out of the ingredients below. Use at least two and prepare salads, soups or tea. The regular consumption of the following ingredients will improve your vision and will reduce the risk of vision loss from diabetes.
Vitamin A: Carrots, leafy green vegetables, low-fat dairy products, sweet potato, cantaloupe, red pepper
Vitamin C: Citrus Fruits, berries, kiwi, bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts
Vitamin E: Almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds
Lutein/Zeaxanthin: Kale, spinach, collard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, corn, green beans, green peas, eggs
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, halibut, bluefish, rainbow trout, flaxseed, walnuts
Zinc: Oysters, lean beef, lean pork, skinless poultry, shellfish, beans, low-fat dairy products
Eat healthy for healthy vision!