Eye Health Week - is a campaign aimed to educate people around theimportance of eye health and provide motivation to have regular eye tests.
Good nutrition is essential for good eyesight – research heavily supports that what we eat can affect our vision. Antioxidants, in particular vitamin A, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin are incredibly beneficial.
Omega-3 fatty acids contain DHA, which is a type of fat providing structural support to cell membranes and may be beneficial for both dry eyes and the maintenance of general eye health. Studies show that just one portion of fish per week may reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration by up to 40%.
Foods to eat to support eye health include:
· Leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale
· Orange and yellow fruits and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potato, peppers, corn,oranges and other citrus fruits
· Broccoli and blueberries
· Omega-3 sources such as oily fish i.e. salmon, sardines or mackerel
· Organic free-range ggs
At Health Optimising we believe in individual and patient centred treatment. We use state of the art technologies to identify and treat the root cause of disease. If you would like an appointment with one of our highly qualified and supportive practitioners we can offer you an Optimal Health Assessment which is quite simply one of the most comprehensive health assessments available. Information here.