Want a diet that could help your eyes? Think green.
Chicago ophthalmologist Dr. Jonathan Rosin recommends a diet rich in leafy green vegetables, plus the addition of two servings of fish a week.
“Is everything Mom told him to do it,” said rosin.
Eye Disease Study age-related federal National Eye Institute found that taking high levels of antioxidants and zinc can reduce the risk of macular degeneration by 25 percent.
So think spinach, kale, broccoli, lettuce.
“Those are diets that actually tend to cause less eye diseases than other diets,” he said.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology, also suggests some foods to maintain healthy eyes. a diet of foods low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables and grains are recommended.
For example, kale has nutrients that could reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts, according to the AAO. Other vegetables that support eyes health are cabbage and romaine lettuce because they contain lutein and zeaxanthin, important nutrients.
The AAO suggests making one of his salmon fish portions, as it contains omega-3 fatty acids , which are good for the eyes and heart. It is said that beans are a good source of zinc.