Neha has been writing beauty articles for five years. She is passionate about skincare and natural remedies.
The secret to eye health is not resting in your make up kit. When it comes to healthier and glowing eyes the simple formula ‘what goes inside reflects outside’ really works. It is important to keep our eyes healthy as we age. We can prevent many eye related issues such as eye bags, dryness, vision loss, cataracts or night vision by keeping our diet healthy. Often we ignore eyes and focus much on body, bones, heart, liver, brain etc to stay healthy. While taking good care of your eyes, you can assure your overall good health.
Carrots are the best food known to us when it comes to our eyes. There are some other food items that are considered as equally good. Any food item that contains antioxidants, vitamin A, lutein and zeaxanthin is good to pick. Here is a list of fruits / food items for healthy and glowing eyes.
Carrots to make eyes glow
This orange-ish red colored fruit is full of beta-carotene, which is a type of Vitamin A. Beta carotene is responsible of the orange hue and its goodness helps your retina and other parts to function smoothly.
Make carrots your staple in diet for a good vision and they will love you more by keeping you in tip toe shape. Yes, they also help in weight loss.
Fresh green leafy vegetables for eye health
Everything that’s green and fresh from farm is healthy. Green leafy vegetables help in preventing some major eye diseases like macular degeneration. This is a condition which increasingly damages retina and eventually result in a vision loss. You should consider spinach and dark green lettuce to be a part of your diet. They contain two important antioxidants like zaxanthin and lutein which prevents cell damage. Antioxidants present in green leafy vegetables like spinach protect eyes from being damaged by pollution, cigarette smoke and sunlight. More green vegetables in your diet mean healthy eyes.
Sweet Potatoes in diet
Another bright orange fruit!! This fruit gets its orange pigment from – beta carotene. Beta carotene forms Vitamin A which is known for promoting healthy vision in human body. It helps our human eyes to strengthen their night vision.
Pumpkins, Yams and Apricots
Like carrot and sweet potatoes, these three fruits are rich in beta carotene (vitamin A) and thus helpful in maintaining your eyes healthy and keep them glowing. Next time your when your kid say no to pumpkin, let him know the importance of pumpkin for glowing and healthy eyes.
Eat almonds to make eyes glow
We focus on consuming Vitamin C to keep our tissues strong and healthy, but we forget we need Vitamin E too. The problem is we don’t get much Vitamin E from our food. Almonds are excellent source for Vitamin E. Along with almonds you can also have handful of sunflower seeds or use wheat germ oil, just a tablespoon as your salad dressing. Vegetable oils and pecans are apt for the big boost you need for a healthy and glowing eyes.
Broccoli can do wonder for eyes
Broccoli is indeed the healthiest vegetable. It is bragged as helpful in preventing cancer and heart diseases. It contains zeaxanthin, lutein and vitamin C. The nutrients in broccoli are in particular combination that reduces the chances of macular degeneration, vision loss and blindness.
Strawberries for eye health
When we talk about antioxidants, vitamin C foods are the best. Strawberries are tasty, full of flavor, rich with Vitamin C and good for healthy and glowing eyes. You can also place strawberry slices on eyes to reduce eye puffiness and darkness under eyes.
Grapefruit and Brussels sprouts
Like strawberries, grapefruits are also rich in Vitamin C. Make a healthy bowl of grapefruit, strawberries and some brussel sprouts every day for maintaining healthy and glowing eyes. Brussels sprouts are small in size and looks similar to cabbage. It is very important food for eyes as it is very rich source of vitamin C, anti-oxidant vitamin, vitamin-A.
Eyes are beautiful, delicate and important for us. Sadly, eyes are also the most ignored part of our body when it comes to health. Age and wrong lifestyle choices not only affect our brain, heart and body but our eyes too. Start paying attention to eye health and keep your eyes glowing by eating super healthy foods and fruits mentioned above. It’s always good to start now.
Marie Flint from Jacksonville, FL USA on July 01, 2015:
I do include all of these plus a good eye health supplement, but something is still missing as I'm not seeing results. Perhaps a past-life regression is necessary to understand the psychology behind my choice to block life's energy to my eyes.
Thank you for sharing. The foods you have listed are, indeed, vision helpers.
Neha Sadana (author) from India on June 29, 2015:
Thanks for stopping by and sharing the feedback. These fruits and foods items are really helpful in maintaining good eye health.
Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on June 29, 2015:
I recently met someone who is experiencing macular degeneration at a younger than usual age. The foods you have listed were some of the foods that were recommended for her to eat to at least slow the progression of the disease.
Thanks for the information. Well done.