01 Jun Five foods for healthy eyes
Everyone has heard Granny telling us about how good carrots are for your sight! That’s right! Eating healthily is good for our organism and some foods, not only carrots, help protect us from certain illnesses affecting the eyes.
A year ago, we took part in an article in the journal QUO called “Dr. Chef” in which a group of international doctors and chefs (26 Michelin stars) got together to make the healthiest dishes from the Mediterranean diet with some of the food stuffs we are recommending here in this blog.
Our own “TOP 5”:
Surprised? Apples have a high content of vitamin E, which is an excellent antioxidant, ideal for healthy eyes as well as a thin waist! Apples are also associated with vitamins A, C and B2, which help to prevent cataracts and to fight against age-related macular degeneration.Apples for your eyes! An apple a day keeps your ophthalmologist away?!
Our grandmothers are right! Carrots are rich in vitamin A, which is fundamental for our sight and essential in our diet. They have beta-carotene and they protect us from cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, which are the two most frequent causes of loss of sight.
- Ostrich meat
We apologize to the vegetarians reading this blog, but it is true that ostrich meat is rich in zinc and vitamin B, thus protecting us form age-related macular degeneration. As it has less fat and cholesterol than other types of meat it is good for the circulation and in general for our health.
Some people think it is fattening but it is not, in small quantities. It contains lutein and zeaxanthin which are wonderful for a healthy functioning of our retina. They reduce the risk of cataracts and avoid the loss of the yellow pigment in our eyes.
It is full of carotenoid pigments and therefore lycopene, which acts as a natural filter for the sun’s harmful rays. Tomato is a staple element in our diet. What’s more it contains vitamin C and vitamin A, which are necessary for healthy eyes. Life without gazpacho is not the same!!!