Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Two very important omega-3 fatty acids are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). These fatty acids can drastically boost your eye health and combat issues caused by dry eye disease, a condition that negatively impacts your eye’s ability to produce tears. When your eyes cannot produce an adequate amount of tears, your eyes may feel a burning sensation, discomfort, and redness. Your tears keep your eyes lubricated, ensuring comfort and clarity.
When you put DHA and EPA into your diet, your eyes are getting some of those important nutrients to maintain tear production! The easiest way to consume these omega-3 fatty acids is via fish, nuts, seeds, and plant oil.
Did you know that your eyes harbor high levels of zinc? Zinc is an important enzyme that aids your immune system in its fight against harmful bacteria. Understandably, if your eyes need a lot of zinc, it’s important that you are not zinc-depleted. Certain studies have proved that supplementing your diet with zinc can aid you in your fight against macular degeneration.
You can find zinc in delicious foods such as oysters, meat, pumpkin seeds, and peanuts.
Vitamin A deficiency should not be ignored, as it is a leading cause of blindness across the globe. Vitamin A maintains your eye’s photoreceptors, allowing you to see at night, lubricating your eyes, and more. Vitamin A, along with Vitamin C and E, is essential for optimal eye health and supplements should be taken if you cannot add them naturally into your diet.
To add Vitamin A into your meals, eat plenty of liver, egg yolks, and dairy products such as cheese, butter, and milk.
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