By Benjamin Trahan
The world has to be seen to be believed. Yet, to truly appreciate the beautiful sights that the world has to offer one must take good care of their eyes. Eyes, just like any other part of the body, need to be taken care of. If not properly taken care of, you run the risk of infection or decreased eyesight. Some ways to prevent this, such as trying not to touch your eyes, seem obvious. However, did you know that eating certain super foods can also help your eyesight?
The definition of what a super food is varies depending upon whom you ask. Yet, most super foods are qualified by a few key characteristics, according to the article “What’s So Super About Superfoods?” featured in A Woman’s Health:
• They are full of nutrients that are very important to one’s physical health and their well-being. These nutrients include antioxidants, minerals, and more.
• They are low in calories or harmful substances such as trans-fats.
• Super foods are known for the many benefits they bring to those who eat them.
These benefits vary from person to person but in general super foods are believed to help combat disease and improve one’s health. According to most dieticians, many fruits and vegetables are good examples of super foods.
However, each super food has certain unique benefits that are believed to be brought about by eating it. Some are said to help decrease the risk of certain illnesses. However, a few super foods actually have a surprising quality: they can help to protect and even strengthen one’s eyesight. Certain super foods contain antioxidants and nutrients that are believed to help protect their consumers against eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma. According to an article called “10 Super Foods to Protect Vision” by Jennifer Nelson, the following super foods can help with one’s vision:
Stay tuned for part 2 of this article shortly…..
– Benjamin is an aspiring Journalist who spends most of his days researching & writing about a variety of topics like eyecare and health. He works closely with EyeCare20/20 to keep his information up to date and accurate. Benjamin currently resides in Virginia where he recently graduated from Old Dominion University with a major in English. You can contact him with any questions at [email protected]