Healthy Diet for Healthy Vision
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A number of eye disease and conditions can be exacerbated by poor diet. Poor nutrition has been identified as a risk factor for cataracts, macular degeneration, and various retinal disorders, making it important for long-term visual health that you eat a nutritious and well-balanced diet.
Keys to Healthy Vision
Nutrients that have been shown to help protect vision include:
- Vitamin A: found in foods including eggs, carrots, and spinach
- Vitamin C: found in foods such as broccoli, citrus fruits, and peppers
- Vitamin E: found naturally in nuts and dark, leafy green vegetables
- Selenium: found in nuts and seed, seafood, and mushrooms
- Zinc: found in dairy and meat products, kidney beans, and almonds
These nutrients are linked to both preventing issues such as cataracts and macular degeneration, and slowing the progression of the latter.
The best source of nutrients is food. However, if you are unable to meet recommended dietary intake of these vitamins and minerals, supplements are entirely acceptable. During your regularly scheduled eye examinations at our Chula Vista or El Centro office, we would be happy to discuss ideal sources of nutrients in greater detail to assist in protecting your vision well into the future.
To learn more about visual health and nutrition, please contact California Retina Associates and schedule an examination with one of our experienced eye doctors today.