I doubt anyone has not heard these days that eating a healthy diet and getting more exercise is what we should all be doing. This idea also extends to helping improve vision as well. A balanced healthy diet and a little exercise will not only benefit your overall health but as such, will help to keep your eyes working optimally.
It’s not all about carrots though; spinach, endive, bean sprouts, celery and cucumber should always be in your diet. Your diet should include a variety of vegetables, fruits, dairy and protein products. Think colour as a guideline, the more different coloured foods you eat the better for your health. Although it is suggested you eat plenty of fish for it’s essential Omega-3 fatty acids that help with mental focus, if you are vegetarian, there are alternatives which if this is you, I’m sure you are aware of.
When thinking about dairy products, try and steer clear of homogenized and pasteurized milk as these are suggested to aid in the obstruction of arteries and perhaps limit the eye circulation.
Try and avoid processed and deep fried foods as much as possible. That’s not to say you can’t have an indulgent splurge occasionally when the craving takes you, but the rest of the time, try and prepare all your own foods as you’ll know what’s in them. Aim for those high in vitamins A, B, C, D and E. Make sure to include seeds, raisins, nuts, soy beans, liver and apricots as these are high in nutrients as well.
The human body is pretty smart and comes with its very own pH system that is balanced to keep the correct amounts of acid and alkaline to maintain it. You can of course help by providing the fuel that contains the fruits, vegetables, grains and other products required to maintain the balance and not make your body fight with itself to keep you going. Too much acid can lead to arthritis and also lead to damage to the muscles around the eyes. As an awful lot of people don’t eat their minimum of five-a-day fruit and vegetables, it is a good place to start.
The benefit of finding a good balance of foods in your diet is that they will help your body break down the foods you ingest to aid the digestion of nutrients.
Consuming too many carbohydrates eaten with protein, like meat and potatoes, can be difficult for the body to break down. This can leave you feeling as if the food is just sitting on the gut making you feel heavy and uncomfortable. Proteins should be mixed with vegetables and salads as the body will be able to break the foods down more allowing the proper amount of nutrients to be absorbed.
Always remember that a balanced and healthy diet along with a little exercise will not only benefit your overall health but will help to keep your eyes working to their optimal efficiency.