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Keep Your Eyes Healthy With This Nutrition

Posted by Rifki Hakim Sunday, 11 January 2015

It is undeniable, what we eat determines the health status of our body. Including the health of our eyes. Here are some nutrients that determine your eye health status. 

Antioxidants not only provide benefits to prevent cancer and help prevent premature aging, but it's also beneficial to help the health of your eyes. Vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E are nutrients that are rich in antioxidants. Due to the antioxidant, eye health will be supported and prevent eye disorders related with age (aging) and other eye diseases.

Besides antioxidants, you should too pay attention to intake of selenium and zinc in order to optimize the absorption of antioxidants needed. Source of antioxidants can be obtained from fruits and vegetables with bright colors, such as carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, grapes, oranges, etc. The concentration of antioxidants is more abundant in raw form.

But for the sake of simplicity, the following is required nutrients eyes and is also the food source of acquisition:

Vitamin A
Rich in vitamin A contained in the liver, eggs, and vegetables such as carrots or spinach. In addition to the antioxidants from vitamin A, it's important in supporting the function of the retina that can help the eye in the process of adapting to the bright light and dark. Not only that, vitamin A has also prevent and reduce the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

Vtamin C
Vitamin C with a series of benefits is also beneficial to maintain eye health. Where with its antioxidants can prevent cataracts and age-related eye damage (macular degenerative). Vitamin C for the eyes you can get on Strawberries, oranges, peppers and broccoli.

Vitamin E
In line with vitamin A and vitamin C, vitamin E can be beneficial for eye health as it helps slow the progression of cataracts. Vitamin E can be obtained from nuts, and green leafy vegetables. Although not as much in green vegetables, vitamin E is also found in eggs, milk and olive oil ati gizzard.

Selenium and Zinc
Selenium and zinc for eye health as inseparable. Because, with this both mineral, oxidation process occurs. Both minerals have a key role for the absorption of antioxidants in food. Selenium is found in macaroni and cheese. While zinc found in cheese, yogurt, red meat, and some cereals are fortified with zinc minerals.


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