Eat Your Way to Better Vision

Eating healthy, exercising regularly and having a well balanced diet can prolong your life and keep you healthy, but some vitamin-rich foods can actually improve eyesight. Typically one’s eyesight is something that we aren’t overly concerned about until there’s a problem. We often forget that it’s easier to prevent eye deterioration than it is to correct it.

Street signs become blurry as we drive, the television screen doesn’t look quite as it should, then we go to the eye doctor and find a solution. Well, why wait until you have to go, why wait until there’s a problem? Why not prevent the problems before they even start, all by adding a few things to your diet on a semi regular basis.

Foods containing certain antioxidants and minerals have been proven to severely lower the risk of getting both macular degeneration and cataracts, as well as improve overall eyesight. Here are a list of these magical eyesight foods.


The most obvious choice, and first on the list is everyone’s favorite food, the carrot. We all heard as a child that carrots help you see better, this is in fact true. Filled with beta-carotene, ingesting it helps your body turn it into vitamin A, which boosts eye health and immune health as well.


Broccoli & Sprouts

Not usually everyone’s favorite due to their bland taste, or lack of a taste altogether, but, throwing these in your mouth every once in a while will drastically improve the way you see. Containing a lot of vitamin C, the antioxidants in these help slow the onset of most diseases affiliated with the eyes, such as cataracts.


Rich in protein, this not only helps build muscle, but is full of zinc too. Now, eating too much zinc can be bad, but if eaten in moderation the wonders of turkey can be seen (pun intended).


Packed full of Omega-3’s, most types of fish help with the prevention of degeneration in the eyes, and strengthen bones and muscles too. One or two servings a week is the suggested amount needed to have a lasting effect.


The master of helping you to see better has to be spinach. Loaded with all of the right things to help the eyes and to prevent them from deteriorating. With vitamin C, anti-oxidants, lutein and beta-carotene, this is a food that’s not to be skipped over.


Make sure you consult your primary care physician and chiropractor for all health related advice.

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