Today everyone is interested in enhancing their health and wellbeing, of all our senses our sense of sight has the greatest impact on the way we perceive and interact with the world
Good Nutrition is Essential for Great Vision
We expect our eyes to function perfectly day after day. For this to happen over a whole lifetime they need care and lots of nutrients. Our eyes have a very high demand for nutrients to remain healthy. The retina needs a lot of energy and with all those cells metabolising glucose and oxygen they also produce free radicals. These aggressive oxygen molecules are thought to accelerate ageing and disease processes. Luckily antioxidant nutrients in our diet can neutralise these free radicals before they can cause any damage.
Vitamins and minerals essential for good eye health
- Lutein and zeaxanthin
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Omega-3 Fatty acids
Omega -3 fatty acids are “essential fatty acids” this means they can’t be manufactured in our bodies and must be present in our diet for good health. The problem is that virtually all of us don’t get enough omega-3’s in the food that we eat. Omega-3 fatty acids are needed in high levels in the retina and are also necessary for the oil layer of the tear film.