Food for the Eyes, Literally!

Happy woman eating saladThe eyes are the windows to the soul…and these windows have to be healthy for a person to see clearly. Metaphors aside, the eyes are vital organs of the body and need to be taken care of. By eating the right kinds of food, good eye health can be achieved and maintained. Here are the best foods for your eyes.

  1. Tomatoes to add the perfect tang in your life

Not only are tomatoes a perfect addition to any dish, but they also prevent eye damage, particularly the kind caused by light. Being rich in lycopene and vitamin C, tomatoes have what it takes to protect the eyes.

  1. Dark, leafy greens are all you need

Those leafy veggies not only make a good salad, they are also very rich in the antioxidants that are mainly stored in the macula of the eyes. These include lutein and zeaxanthin. Such nutrients are able to absorb blue light, preventing damage to the macula.

  1. Your eyes think those eggs need some beating

Just like leafy vegetables, egg yolks are also a very good source of the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin. Moreover, they are a natural source of vitamin D, reducing one’s risk of acquiring age-related macular degeneration. That’s one more reason to start the day with an egg on your plate.

General eye exams in Fargo

Prevention also comes with regular visits to your eye doctor. Give us a call today at 701-235-5200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thom. We look forward to your visit!

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