Healthy dieting is very important for your eyesight. Vitamin A is the key to solving many eye problems. You will know that you do not get enough vitamin A, if you feel that your night vision is getting worse. You can get beta carotene (your body converts beta carotene into vitamin A) with yellow and orange fruits and vegetables (apricots, mangoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini and carrots) and green vegetables (spinach and cabbage).
Glaucoma is caused by increased eye pressure and is connected with lack of thiamine and vitamin A. It is a very common disease in people older than 40. See your doctor if you experience unclear vision, night blindness and if you see a rainbow around bright light . Try dieting and home remedies only as an addition to treatments prescribed by your doctor. You can get thiamine with meat, chicken, nuts, peas and cereal. Other sources of vitamin A are poultry and eggs.
A cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye. It could have been a result of the oxidation process in the lens of the eye. Increase the amount of vitamin C you get with food. Also riboflavin will help with cataracts. You can get it with milk, yeast and whole grains.
People who suffer diabetes can get an edema of the retina which is a reason for losing eyesight in some cases. Vitamin C will help protect your eyes in this case.
You can get redness and sharp pain in your eyes, if you do not get enough B vitamins.
What food is good for your eyes?
Spinach has vitamins B1, B2, C, P, PP, K, E, proteins, carotene, and amino acids. Eating 3 oz of spinach a day prevents the dystrophy of the eye retina. Eat it fresh or steamed with olive oil or sour cream.
Blueberries have vitamins A, C and B, iron, copper, cobalt and manganese. Eating 3-4 oz of blueberries a day improves blood circulation in the eye retina, increases the sharpness of your vision and predictions cataract of the eye and glaucoma. It also helps to prevent hemorrhoids, stomach ulcers, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Low fat milk has riboflavin (vitamin B2), calcium and vitamin D. Drinking 2 glasses of low fat milk a day or putting it in cereal helps with your night vision and seeing colors better.
Carrots have beta-carotene, iodine, manganese, iron, calcium and phosphorus. Eating 1 medium sized carrot a day will support creating and growing new cells and improve your vision. Eat it with vegetable oil or sour cream.
Eggs have protein and lutein. Eating 1 egg a day prevents getting cataracts and protects the eye nerves.
Beef has protein, vitamins B, A, C and PP, potassium, iron and zinc. Eating 6-7 oz of beef a day will increase your vision sharpness.
Apricots have vitamins B, beta-carotene, vitamins H (biotin), C and E, phosphorus and cellulose. Eating 2-3 dry or fresh apricots a day will keep your eye capillaries healthy.
Beets have phosphorus, sodium, manganese, iodine, vitamins C, B1, B2, PP, E, U, folic acid and carotenoids. Eating 3-4 oz of raw or boiled beets (or drinking beer juice) a day will help with tired eyes and cleanse your blood.
Wild Rose has vitamins C, P, B1, B2, A, K, E, sodium, calcium, manganese, iron and organic acids. Drinking 1 glass of wild rose tea a day will promote durability and elasticity of eye vessels.
Hawthorn has vitamins C, A, B, pectin substances, flavonoids and carotenoids. Drinking 1 glass of hawthorn tea a day (or grind dry fruits and mix the hawthorn flour with honey) will help with nearsightedness and promote healthy blood circulation.
Parsley has calcium, phosphorus, beta carotene, potassium and vitamins C and B. Eating 1-1 1/2 oz of parsley a day will help with cataracts, conjuctivitis, eye cornea ulceration and eye nerve diseases. It will also strengthen your immune system.
Take care of your eyes. You will not get another pair.