Maintaining Healthy Eyes

Our eyes are obviously one of God’s wonderful gifts to us. I’m not saying that it is the most important part of the body. But without your eyes it as if you have lost connection to the outside world. That’s why it is very important to take care of our eyes and as much as possible maintain its ability for a 20-20 vision.

When I was just a little kid, my mom always reminded me to eat lots of yellow fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin A that will help me develop good eyesight. And she was right! Night blindness or the inability to see clearly at night is one common condition that a person who lacks Vitamin A can acquire. So next time you eat your meal include squash, carrots and potatoes.

Aside from yellow fruits and vegetables, green leafy vegetables are also good source of vitamins that are beneficial for your eyes. Green beans, carrots, broccoli and celery are rich in lutein that helps protect the retina from damage. Include more of this green stuff in your diet in order for you to maintain good eyesight.

Other foods that are good sources of vitamins and minerals helpful for the eyes may include red meat and oyster that are rich in Zinc. Most seafood and nuts are rich in Selenium. These minerals have a positive effect on your eyes and they can greatly lower the risk for eye problems such as cataracts and macular degeneration. If you think you don’t get enough of these, supplements are available in the market.

Another helpful way to keep your eyes healthy is to exercise them. Our eyes have muscles and like arm and leg muscle, they need exercise too and they need it as often as possible. If you want know what exercises are available for the eyes you can do some research on books and the internet.

Last but not the least; make sure you give your eyes a break from time to time. Do not over strain them especially in front of the television screen or the monitor of your computer. Yawning can also help a lot since you produce tears that clean the eyes when every time you yawn. The best way to maintain a good eyesight is to give it proper rest. That’s all!