Aging affects all organs, including eyes. But proper nutrition can slow down degenerative processes. For the health of the eyes, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids and resveratrol are needed. Many people do not understand the importance of food for good vision. Experts are concerned that the modern diet after 5-10 years will become one of the main causes of age-related degenerative diseases of the eyes, Medicina.ua reports.
It is believed that free radicals damage cells. Therefore, antioxidants – vitamins and minerals are needed to protect the eyes, especially vitamins C, E, zinc, selenium and copper. It is very vulnerable to the oxidation of the macula – a section of the retina, which is responsible for central vision, the perception of shades and small details. The main source of antioxidants is fruits and vegetables of bright color, as well as dairy products, seafood and low -fat red meat, nuts.
Omega-3 fatty acids
One of the omega-3 fatty acids-nonsense (DGK)-plays a key role in the structure and functions of the retina. It is necessary for the development of vision in infants and its maintenance in adults. Clinical trials showed that omega-3 fatty acids facilitate the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. The best source of DGK is a fat fish, for example, salmon, herring.
Luthein and Zeaksantin are an important component of macula. These pigments protect the retinal cells from oxidative stress and harmful blue light. They are contained in spinach, broccoli, peas.
It is known that resveratrol is useful for health – polyphenol, which is contained in grape skins and arahis. Some scientists believe that resveratrol is an explanation of the “French paradox”: the French, despite a diet with a large number of saturated fats, rarely suffer from cardiovascular diseases. Apparently, they are protected by resveratrol of wine. This antioxidant is also useful for the eyes.
Attention! Choose products for vision for children and adults based on the situation and goals. For example, parsley juice is effective against conjunctivitis, with constant and prolonged eye tension during operation – freshly squeezed carrot juice, and for elastic vessels – yellow fruits or rosehips.