Nutrition and the Eyes

Eye health and vision can be significantly impacted upon by the diet and nutrients a person intakes every day.

Many eye diseases are a result of inflammation and deficiencies in certain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The best foods to eat plenty of are:

Green leafy vegetables: spinach, broccoli, rocket, cabbage

Orange/Yellow Veges/Fruit: carrots, pumpkin, oranges, squash

Blue/Purple Veges/Fruit: beetroot, blueberries

Red/Pink Veges/Fruit: red grapes, cherries, raspberries, capsicum

Fish: tuna, salmon, mackerel 3-4 times a week

Nutrition and the Eyes

The recommended quantities by Dieticians Australia is 2 pieces of fruit and 5 serves (1 serve =1/2 cup) of vegetables a day. As research continues on the benefits of vision supplements in reducing the risk of eye problems (and perhaps in optimizing visual acuity in healthy eyes), it seems wise to supplement your diet with a daily “vision multivitamin” that contains many, if not all, of the following ingredients. Most of these vitamins and other nutrients play a key role in reducing the risk or slowing the progression of degenerative diseases, including chronic eye problems.

The vitamins, minerals and other nutrients shown to the left have been shown to be essential for good vision and may protect your eyes from sight-threatening conditions and diseases.