*This post is brought to you by VSP. Opinions are my own.
I never really thought of any food I eat to be “eye healthy“. Sure growing up, there were carrots that I would nibble up because my mom and dad said that carrots helped you see better. So, I made sure I was always eating those. After all, I did not want bad eye sight, who does?
Now that I have a family of my own, I tend to think about things like this, more often. What foods actually help with vision? What eye healthy foods can I feed my family? With a little research, I found some good foods for my family to be eating to help ensure their eyesight stays healthy.
With the holidays around the bend, I thought I would serve up some eye healthy foods for Thanksgiving. Some of those foods will be:
Sweet potatoes are rich in omega-3s and studies show it can help protect tiny blood vessels in the eyes and help ensure moisture
Avocados are great source of vitamins A, C, B6, and E which can help defend macular degeneration, cataracts and other age-related eye diseases
Spinach is a great source of calcium, iron, thiamine and other vitamins to help prevent cataracts
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Eating the right, eye healthy foods and having great vision care, is a great step in the right direction to healthy vision/eyes. I recommend visiting http://www.seemuchmore.com/.
Do you have vision care? Are you eating the right foods, to keep your eyes healthy?
Lily Kwan says
I don’t have vision care. I try to eat the right foods to keep my eyes healthy.
Kathy Pease says
Yes we have vision care and I think I better put it to use. The older I get my eyes are getting worse and I can barely read the dates on coupons. I try to eat lots of veggies but I am not sure it is working for me.
I love avocados.
vickie couturier says
they may be eye healthy but don’t think I could get the grandkids to eat those
Anita Duvall says
Love to eat lots of healthy vegetables and I was not this way til about 10 yrs. ago. It would be pretty easy for me to become a vegetarian.
Dana Rodriguez says
My eyes have been bad all my life. Great info!
Dorothy Teel says
Great to see some of the foods that I like to eat are good for my eyes, I grew up thinking carrots were the only ones good for my eyes and now I also see the my love of avocados is beneficial to my old and tired eyes. Thank you for sharing this on eye healing and the VSP program
It’s nice to see that avocados are on the list, they are one of my favorites.
Marcie W. says
I recently got VSP and look forward to my first eye check up in January (when I’m due for my yearly exam) Eye health is just so important and should not be overlooked.
Megan Filzen says
I think we need to care more about our eyes.
Janet W. says
I’ve never really thought too much about the foods I’m eating and how it could benefit my eyes! Thanks for the info!