Fruits & Veggies and How They Impact Vision: More Matters Month with Eye Site in Houston, Texas
Most people are aware that fruits and vegetables are good for the body and have desirable results in protecting your health over junk food. Fruits and vegetables also have a beneficial impact on your vision. Along with making an appointment at Eye Site in Katy & Houston to see our optometry specialist, consider beefing up your fruits and veggie intake for optimal eye health.
Know What Nutrients Can Help Your Eye Health
Fruits and vegetables are jam-packed with nutrients that help to keep your body safe from medical conditions and that help to keep it in optimal form. The eyes benefit from omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E. These nutrients are found in a variety of foods including fish, eggs, and nuts.
Vision protecting nutrients are abundant in leafy vegetables such as collard greens, kale, or spinach. Broccoli is high in vitamin C, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin, all of which help to protect eye health. Citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, and grapefruits, also pack a punch of these helpful health-builders. Vitamin C and E are especially useful in keeping the eyes protected against cataracts and macular degeneration.
Stay Way From Vision Problem Foods
Just as fruits and veggies help your vision, eating the wrong foods can contribute to vision difficulties. Avoid eating too many foods with high starch content, sugary or salty foods, or those with a good deal of fat in the ingredient list.
Get Some Recommendations From Our Practitioner
If you want to learn more about foods that can help with your vision, a trip to our practice is beneficial. Our optometry team is adept in knowledge about which particular fruits and vegetables help to keep your vision in tip-top shape. Our staff members are also available to answer any other questions you have about your vision.
Schedule an Appointment Today with Eye Site in Houston, Texas!
Our optometry team at Eye Site in Katy & Houston is ready to take care of your vision needs. Contact our Katy facility at (281) 644-2010 and reach out to our Memorial office at (713) 984-9144.