Aren’t you tired of going to your eye doctor and spending a lot of money on trendy glasses. If you noticed, doctors prescribe you new glasses every year. You are frustrated, your eyesight theoretically should’ve got better, but it didn’t. After all, you wear expensive glasses that should improve your vision, right? Unfortunately, your glasses can only help you see better but they won’t improve your vision. Truth be told, your vision will get worse if you don’t address the root of the problem. I will talk about some of the simple practical steps on how to improve your eyesight naturally with real food.
How to improve your eyesight naturally
- Antioxidants such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E and C have been proven to reduce the risk of eye diseases. Particularly, lutein and zeaxanthin are natural antioxidants which play the role of natural sunglasses. They are concentrated in the macula region of your eye and they protect you from damaging UV light and oxidative damage. The best food sources of lutein and zeaxanthin are kale, spinach, chard, parsley, chicory, collards and other leafy green vegetables. You can also find them in pumpkin, squash, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and peas.
- Vitamin D can drastically improve your eyesight. Consequently, Vitamin D deficiency leads to vision problems. Studies on laboratory mice have revealed that six weeks of vitamin D supplementation led to reduced inflammation of the retina and drastically improved vision. Besides getting Vitamin D from the Sun, you need to consume foods rich in fat soluble vitamins such as organ meats. This might shock you, but wearing sunglasses can prevent you from getting proper sunlight which effects different processes in the body (just saying).
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids help protect optic nerve disorders such as glaucoma. Did you know that Eskimos have a much lower rate of glaucoma than any other people because of their high intake of Omega-s fatty acids. After all, they eat a lot of fish. Omega-3 is a tricky one: it’s called essential fatty acid because your body can not produce it on its own, it has to be acquired through food. By the way, this is one of the reasons to breastfeed because Omega-3 fatty acids are found in breast milk. The best sources of Omega-3 food are salmon, sardines, herring, and tuna.
These are just a few examples of natural alternatives that will improve your eyesight. As I said earlier, glasses and contact lenses will worsen your eyesight overtime, which your doctor has never probably told you (they are in the money making business too). But you can address the problem yourself because it starts with food, real food!