Food supplements for your eye health.

"Eat carrots. They're good for your eyes," is what we've been told!  Beyond carrots, many nutrients are linked to eye health. Certain diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration, can affect our eyesight. Diet plays a role in the development, or not, of these eye diseases, so for your eye's health, it is recommended to adopt a diet rich in vitamins.  

Here are the essential points of a diet rich in vitamins: 

- Consume lutein and zeaxanthin (yellow and red peppers, mangoes, green leafy vegetables, broccoli, corn, eggs and citrus fruits)

- Fill up on vitamins C, E and A (oranges, nuts, sweet potatoes)

- Include beta-carotene in your diet (carrot)

- Choose foods rich in zinc (seafood and cereals)

- Increase your intake of Omega-3 (fatty fish, salmon)

The role of nutrients on the eyes' health is often forgotten, even though many active ingredients in foods can act directly on the eyes by protecting them from internal and external aggressors. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, a food supplement for the eyes can help take care of your vision and prevent eye diseases.

Why choose dietary supplements for eye health?

Food supplements concentrate active substances that have a proven beneficial effect on eye health. As a complement to a balanced diet, they positively impact eyesight and help preserve the visual system from oxidation and certain degenerative diseases.

What nutrients do we need for the health of our eyes?

Several nutrients contained in food supplements can have a positive effect on eyesight. Vitamin A and its precursors have a role in vision, particularly in the eye's adaptation to night vision. Omega-3 has the effect of preventing AMD (age-related macular degeneration). AMD is the first cause of blindness in industrialized countries and is due to the ageing of the retina. Finally, antioxidants and pigments protect the macula from oxidation damage.

 

How to choose a food supplement?

To choose an effective food supplement, make sure that it is natural and respect the indicated dosage. Finally, keep in mind that taking dietary supplements should never replace other measures: adequate diet, wearing glasses with appropriate correction, regular visits to your trusted optometrist.

Ask your trusted optometrist for advice about dietary supplements for your eye health.