The 10 Best Foods for Eye Health

January 15, 2018 9:56 pm Categorised in: ,
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The 10 Best Foods for Eye Health

It’s a brand new year and time to reassess, regroup and refresh for the time ahead. All of us are eager to feel better, get fit and get healthy.
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is giving us a timely reminder to keep an eye on our peepers.


There are 54,810 people with sight loss in Ireland (Census) 2016 and that figure is set to rise as our population ages.



Eye Health


Eye health is of paramount importance so as well as getting regular eye checks, here are some super healthy foods which will help to benefit your eyes.


All these foods are also good for brain and heart health as well as a healthy body so it’s a win win



10 of the Best Foods for Eye Health


1. Avocados


Avocados are one of the most nutrient-dense foods that exist, so it’s no wonder they’re great for your eyes. They contain more lutein than any other fruit. Lutein is important in the prevention of macular degeneration and cataracts.


They are also a great source of other important eye nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.


2. Carrots


Carrots have long been recognized as an eye food due to their high levels of vitamin A.



3. Broccoli


Broccoli is a good source of vitamin C, calcium, lutein, zeaxanthin and sulforaphane.


4. Eggs


Eggs are an excellent source of eye nutrients like vitamin A, zinc, lutein, lecithin, B12,

vitamin D and cysteine.


5. Spinach


Another great source of vitamin A, spinach also contains other important eye nutrients including lutein and zeaxathin.


6. Kale


Like spinach, kale is a good source of vitamin A, lutein and zeaxathin.


7. Tomatoes


Tomatoes are high in vitamin C and lycopene, two important eye nutrients.



8. Sunflower Seeds



Sunflower seeds contain selenium, a nutrient that may prevent cataracts and promote overall eye health.


9. Garlic


Garlic contains selenium and other eye nutrients such as vitamin C and quercetin.


10. Salmon


Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for maintaining overall eye health. It also contains folic acid, vitamin D, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and vitamin A.



Further Information


For further information contact the National Council for the Blind of Ireland on 01 830 7033 and check out the website

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