What Fruits and Veggies improve eyesight?

Eyes are very important for everybody. You must take utmost care and do everything in your hand to keep them in good condition. The urge to improve eyesight with fruits and veggies is growing fast among many parents who are concerned with their children eyesight. Most of the moms have now started pushing their kids to eat veggies like carrots to help improve their eyesight.

Vitamin A in mangoes, oranges and tomatoes aids night vision. Beta-carotene rich foods are good for your eyes. Some of the fruits are listed below.

1. Carrot
2. Eggs
3. Milk
4. Apricots
5. Berries
6. Black Currants
7. Cold-water Fish
8. Collard Greens
9. Grapefruits
10. Grapes
11. Lemons
12. Plums
13. Spinach
14. Fish Oils
15. Raw Garlic (fresh)

The carotenoids in fruits and veggies improve eyesight. What are carotenoids? They are colorful pigments (phyto nutrients) found in plants and in many colored fruits and vegetables.
Two carotenoids that have beneficial effects on visual performance are lutein and zeaxanthin. These two carotenoids help keeping the retina health. Images that pass the lens of our eye are focused on the retina which converts these images to electric signals and sends them along the optic nerve to the brain.

A recent study published in the Journal of Food Science showed that the carotenoids prevent age-related eye diseases and also improve vision. Dr. Billy R. Hammond Jr. and his research team found these two pigments lutein and zeaxanthin good for eye sight that can reduce disability and discomfort from glare, enhance contrast, and increase the visual range. Dr. Hammond Jr. also reported that adequate intake of lutein and zeaxanthin early in life could help the development of a healthy, normal visual system in children.

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