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Nutrition for good eye health

Nutrition for good eye health

Posted on 13th June 2016

Good nutrition plays an important role in maintaining eye health. Eating a nutritious diet is the best way to get the nutrition that we need, but when this is not possible supplements can help.

 

Dry eyes

Omega-3 is an essential nutrient found to improve the symptoms of dry eyes, when taken in the right quantities. The best sources are oily fish such as salmon, sardines and fresh tuna, as well as, flaxseed, soya and walnuts are other good sources. The NHS recommends eating at least two portions of fish a week. Alternatively, choose a supplement, like Omega Eye, that contains at least 2000mg of DHA/EPA from fish oils.

 

Cataract

Vitamin C and E are powerful antioxidants which are thought to help reduce the risk of developing cataracts. Vitamin C can be found in peppers, tomatoes, dark leafy greens, berries and citrus fruits. Almonds, avocados, shellfish and, again dark leafy greens, are good sources of Vitamin E.

 

Macular degeneration (AMD)

Studies have found that Vitamin C and E, zinc and the micronutrients lutein and zeaxanthin are beneficial in limiting the progression of macular degeneration. We recommend Macushield Gold which provides the AREDS 2 formula, a clinically proven formula based on extensive research and development.

 

Glaucoma and other eye problems

By maintaining a healthy weight you can reduce your chance of diabetic eye disease, and vision loss linked to strokes and blockages of the blood vessels in the eye. The risk of developing glaucoma is increased in people with heart disease and diabetes.

This is a handy guide to show the foods that will benefit your eyes, and of course your whole body. Click here to download it. Food groups guide for good eye health

We supply a range of supplements which we feel are the highest quality on the market. Please ask in practice for further details and seek advice from your optometrist or GP before starting nutritional supplements.


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