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Consumption of Fruits & Vegetables for Your Beautiful Eyes

Posted by Rifki Hakim Saturday, 16 February 2013

Do you want your eyes healthy? Begin to pay attention to your nutritional intake, especially from fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids.

Carotenoids are found in green leafy vegetables and colored fruits. According to a study reported in the Journal of Food Science, consumption of beta-carotene, especially kind of lutein and zeaxanthin, can improve the performance of the organ of vision. Lutein and zeaxanthin play an active role to protect the retina and lens of the eye, and can reduce the inconveniences because the light is too bright.

In addition to beta-carotene, anthocyanins contained in the grape and pomegranate also can improve the performance of the eye and vision at night. Because of its usefulness in maintaining eye health, anthocyanin is very useful for people who a lot of activity in front of the computer or television. In addition, vitamin C and flavonoids contained in citrus, apple, and guava. can also act as antioxidants and help prevent the onset of eye diseases because of age-related such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Here are some examples of fruits and vegetables can help maintain the health of your eyes:

  • Anthocyanin : Grapes, pomegranate, blueberry, blackcurrant
  • Beta-carotene : Carrots, oranges
  • Lutein : Spinach, broccoli and other green vegetables
  • Zeaxanthin : Corn, honeydew, orange pepper
  • Vitamin C : Orange, starfruit, lime, guava, strawberry
  • Flavonoids : Apple, Pear 
By combining a variety of fruits and vegetables, you will get the vitamins and nutrients that are good for the eyes with more variety. So what are you waiting? Let's eat more fruits and vegetables for your better vision!


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