Aging is part of every human life, and we cannot avoid it. Aging comes with a lot of inevitable changes, including losing the melanin, the eyesight, the hair, the joint pain start and etc.
In this article, the main purpose is to present you the foods that you can consume to improve your eyesight, and stop losing it.
In addition, we are going to present you what was announced in BBC:
Lutein and zeaxanthin are found commonly in dark green leafy veg such as kale and spinach, and also bell peppers, corn and saffron. Meso-zeaxanthin is generally not found in plants — it is thought to be made in our bodies from lutein.
You should consume Lutein and Zeaxanthin. These two are described as the ingredients which are rich in the vision-improving nutrients.
According to one 1998 study, orange pepper had the highest amount of zeaxanthin of the 33 fruits and vegetables tested.
Most of the dark green leafy vegetables, previously recommended for a higher intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, have 15 [to] 47 percent of lutein, but a very low content (0 to 3 percent) of zeaxanthin. Our study shows that fruits and vegetables of various colors can be consumed to increase dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin.
These are the foods that contain quantities of lutein:
- Raw kale – 26.5mg in one cup
- Cooked kale – 23.7mg in one cup
- Cooked spinach – 20.4mg in one cup
- Cooked collards – 14.6mg in one cup
- Cooked turnip greens – 12.2mg in one cup
- Cooked green peas – 4.1mg in one cup
- Raw spinach – 3.7mg in one cup
- Cooked corn – 1.5mg in one cup
- Raw broccoli – 1.3mg in one cup
- Raw romaine lettuce – 1.1mg in one cup
- Cooked green beans – 0.9mg in one cup
- Cooked broccoli – 0.8 in half cup
- Raw papaya – 0.3mg in large one
- Egg – 0.2mg in large egg
- Raw orange – 0.2mg in one large orange
It was proved that higher vitamin C consumption will prevent the cataract which is the most common cause for vision loss. Consume more citric fruits like lemons, limes and oranges that will boost the vitamin C levels.