Loving your eyes: what vitamins do I need to maintain good eyesight?
With normal aging, the eyes become more susceptible to damage caused by an unhealthy lifestyle and overactive immune system. This results in the body becoming flooded with defense cells and hormones that damage parts of the eyes including the retina.While certain conditions, such as macular degeneration is also hereditary, a proactive lifestyle including diet, exercise, sun protection, and vitamin supplements is also mandatory.
The top eye vitamins are lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, vitamin A and omega-3. They help stop free radical damage; preventing macular degeneration; reduce glaucoma, eye fatigue, flare and light sensitivity; and strengthen tissues in the eyes and elsewhere in the body.
Some of the best foods that provide eye vitamins include the brightly coloured fruits and vegetables such as carrots, leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, citrus fruits, sweet potatoes, green beans, whole eggs, berries, papaya, mango, kiwi, melon, guava, red bell peppers, peas, nuts, seeds, wild-caught seafood, grass-fed meat and pasture-raised poultry.
Talk to Dr. Penny to see which supplement is best for you to add into your daily routine.