Vitamins and Nutrition
Eat Well to See Well
Vitamins and Nutrients
Your eyes like other parts of your body require a balance of vitamins and nutrients and daily exercise to keep them functioning optimally. Without a balanced nutrient rich diet, your eyes are more prone to diseases such as age related macular degeneration, dry eyes, and cataracts.
our mission to be preventative.
We will educate you on the importance of eye health, nutrition and identifying the best dietary approaches for disease modification and achieving optimal health.
Knowing is Half the Battle
A part of staying healthy with balanced, nutritious meals is having nutritious recipes that will help you on your journey. Eyefood™ has compiled a list of tasty meals to keep your peepers well cared for, and your taste buds satisfied.
The Key Players
A fat soluble antioxidant plays an important role in vision, bone growth and the immune system. Vitamin A also helps the surface of the eye, mucous membranes and skin be effective barriers to bacteria and viruses, reducing the risk of eye infections, respiratory problems and other infectious diseases.
Beef and chicken liver, whole milk and cheese.
Vitamin C helps to promote healthy capillaries, gums, teeth, cartilage and the absorption of iron. Virtually all cells of the body depend on it, including those of the eye where it is actively concentrated in all tissues. Vitamin C also supports the health of ocular blood vessels.
Fruits and vegetables – including citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit and limes; papaya, kiwi, bell peppers, guava, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cantaloupe.
Vitamin E is a group of 8 fat-soluble vitamins which help prevent oxidative stress to the body, and other vitamins within the body. Adequate amounts of vitamin E can help protect against heart disease, cancer, and macular degeneration (AMD).
Sources: Tofu, Spinach, Almonds, Sunflower seeds, Shrimp, avocado, rainbow trout, olive oil, broccoli, squash and pumpkin
Not all Omega 3 filsh oil are created equal. It is essential to consume only the purest form for optimal health. Almost all of the leading authorities will agree the Triglyceride form is more stable than the cheaper synthetic ethyl ester version.
Omega 3’s have anti-inflammatory effects and are necessary for proper body functioning. They help prevent heart disease, and may be beneficial in rheumatoid arthritis and neurological conditions such as dementia. Taken regularly in the diet can help to decrease the risk of AMD and dry-eye syndrome.
found in oily fish, especially cold-water wild caught fish such as salmon, anchovies, sardines, and mackerel. Omega 3 fatty acids can also be found in flaxseeds and walnuts.
Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Meso-zeaxanthin
Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin are carotenoids that filter harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and act as antioxidants in the eye, helping protect and maintain healthy cells. Many studies have shown that lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin reduce the risk of chronic eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.
These carotenoids are naturally occurring pigments found in many plants and vegetables. They are abundant in the central part of the retina, the macula, and are important to the retina. Our bodies cannot make Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxan- thin so we must obtain them through foods and supplements.
Dark green leafy vegetables (kale, spinash, swiss chard), orange peppers, fruit, egg yolk, kiwi fruit, grapes, orange juice.
Recommended Daily Intake
10 mg Lutein, 2 mg Zeaxanthin, 10 mg Meso-Zeaxanthin.