Eating For Your Eyes

For generations, we have been told to eat our carrots to improve our night vision.

 

Fact or fiction?

Well it's somewhere in between. Whilst the Vitamin A in carrots can help your eyes to function smoothly, sadly they won't help you to see in the dark (sorry kids) and they're not as singly important to your eye health as you think.

So what foods are important to keep your eyes healthy?

  1. Dark leafy vegetables

    • Kale, Spinach, Silverbeet
    • High in Lutein and Zeaxanthin

  2. Oily Fish and Seafood

    • Salmon, Mackerel, Anchovies, Trout, Herring, Sardines and to a lesser degree, Tuna
    • High in Omega-3 and Zinc

  3. Nuts

    • Almonds, Walnuts, Brazil nuts, Pine nuts, Pecans and Pistachios
    • High in Vitamin E, Zinc and Selenium

  4. Fruits and Vegetables

    • Citrus fruit, Berries, Tomato, Capsicum
    • High in Vitamin C