What would a world be without vision. We could not drive, read or enjoy the sights. We need to care for our eyes as we age. This article is about healthy aging and vision. See an eye doctor though for medical advice.
I was finding it slightly tougher to see so went online to research eye health. Are there things we can do to strengthen our eyes – just like we exercise to strengthen out muscles.
The eye muscles that move the eyes can be worked just like any muscle.
Exercise of any muscle is all about movement.
Vitamins are good for eyes. Vitamin A particularly (Beta Carotene). In the war, soldiers who were expected to see better in the dark were given extra rations of carrots. Vitamin A is found in most orange vegetables as well as dark green ones. Broccoli is also good.
Eyes benefit from a strong cardiovascular system. So this is one more reason to get some aerobic exercise. Anything from running, cycling, walking, swimming etc. will do.
Eyes love antioxidants. So eat lots of berries, fruits and fresh vegetables. And drink tea (or better yet, Green Tea). And eat whole grains.
Zinc is also an element that supports healthy eyes. Zinc is found in oysters, and to a far lesser degree in most animal proteins, beans, nuts, almonds, whole grains, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
Eyes contain Lutien and Zeaxanthin. These are abundant in fresh fruits and vegetable. Choose a wide variety to get adequate nutrients.
Vision is dependent of overall health. So eat right and exercise for eye health. Supplements are not a good substitute for eating right be if you are not getting the right nutrition, consider taking high quality supplements.