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Fruits that are good for your eyes

Monday, September 14, 2015 @ 10:09 AM
Author: Amit Mathur

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What you eat has a huge impact on how healthy you are. Getting the right food into your body will make every part of it including your eyes healthier. Some fruits are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients that help eye health.

Antioxidants are essential for eye health. Cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma can be prevented or slowed by a healthy diet rich in antioxidants. To reduce the risk of age related eye problems you should make sure to get enough antioxidants in your diet. Antioxidants help to combat natural oxidative processes within the body that can cause health issues.Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid is great for your eyes. Eye tissue and the cornea in particular need vitamin C to do their jobs.

Here is a list of fruits to eat to keep your eyes healthy.

Dragon fruit

Dragon fruit is a bright fruit that is rich in vitamin C. People who like kiwis and different varieties of melon will like dragon fruit. While less common than apples and oranges dragon fruit is available at many supermarkets and grocery stores. The fruit is high in fibre. Vitamin C, phytoalbumin and minerals in dragon fruit act as antioxidants. Dragon fruit helps keep cholesterol down, which also benefits the eyes.

Mangosteen

This juicy tropical fruit is rich in B vitamins that help reduce the risk of macular degeneration. High amounts of vitamin A help reduce the risk of cataracts and other eye conditions.

Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries

Berries are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. The berries are high in fibre, ellagic acid and phytonutrients. Blueberries in particular pack a high antioxidant load and have relatively few calories in them.

Kiwi

This small fruit is brown and fuzzy on the outside and green on the inside. Kiwis help to prevent macular degeneration because they contain lutein. Lutein is important for the retina. On the antioxidant front kiwis contain carotenoids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, vitamin C and vitamin D. They have many weapons to fight free radicals with.

Guava

Despite their hard shell and the presence of seeds guava is well worth the work. The fruit has a green shell and pink inside similar in appearance to a watermelon. Guava is high in vitamin A, which helps prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. It also contains crucial vitamin C. The fruit may help patients experiencing vision loss to improve their eyes.

Grapefruit

This hybrid fruit was created as a cross between an orange and a pomelo. The slightly bitter pink fruit is great for your eyes. Rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin it is the perfect fruit to help lower the risk of macular degeneration and other eye conditions.

Orange

Oranges should be a staple of any healthy diet. They are easy to buy and come in lots of different varieties. You can also get orange juice if you aren’t interested in having to eat the sometimes messy fruit. Oranges have vitamin C, vitamin A beta carotene and Omega-3 fatty acids.

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