Your diet can have a tremendous effect not only on your health but also your eyesight, eye disease and declining vision. Foods ranging from fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs vastly help provide massive amounts of minerals, vitamins, fatty acids and carotenoids which is the ingredient found in not only carrots but also, tomatoes, collard greens, kale and spinach. These foods are also powerful antioxidants and help prevent arterial plaque which can lead to restricted blood flow in blood vessel of your eyes. Carrots in particular are awesome for your eyes as they contain Beta-carotene that aids in protection your vision especially your night vision. Beta-carotene is great for you because your body converts it to vitamin A by way of your liver. Afterwards it travels to your retina where it is converted into rhodopsin which is a purple pigment which is crucial to night vision. Beta-carotene is also a potent antioxidant which can help against muscle degeneration in your eyes and is great in preventing cataracts which is the leading cause of blindness in senior citizens. These foods also help your eyes by supplying substances that regulate your blood, which means that it is also great for diabetics, and is great in preventing diabetic related eyes diseases like glaucoma.
Macular degeneration (which is the number one cause of vision loss in senior citizens) which can cause premature aging and deterioration of your eyes is caused by a lack of antioxidants in your system and can put your retina at risk. Be sure to consume vitamin C and E, carotene’s and small amounts of the mineral Selenium which can aid and protect your sight.
Your eyesight is very important and to keep it good and healthy be sure to drink plenty of fresh carrot juice, eat lots of spinach and plenty of tomatoes to keep your eyes healthy and strong.