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5 Fruits And Vegetables For Healthy Eyes

By Guardian Nigeria
25 January 2016   |   3:16 pm
The eyes is the most important sense organ in our body, they are parts of our body that perceive light. They allow us to see the world and to understand how objects relate to each other. our eyes are the windows of the soul, a man won't be able to see the beauty of this…

The eyes is the most important sense organ in our body, they are parts of our body that perceive light. They allow us to see the world and to understand how objects relate to each other. our eyes are the windows of the soul, a man won’t be able to see the beauty of this wonderful world without the eyes. In addition to consuming foods, it’s advised you quit smoking, lose some weight and reduce your blood pressure, as they are common culprits that affect vision and lead to impaired vision.  If you want to protect your vision health, it is high time you start eating more of the healthy vision fruits.
1. BANANA
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Most people think of carrots when it comes to foods that help improve vision, but studies show that bananas are also very effective when it comes to eye health. Bananas contain vitamin A, which plays a role in protecting eye membranes and providing light to the cornea. Asides from the fact that good quantity of Magnesium relaxes your muscles; there are side effects to eating bananas. Excess banana may trigger sleepiness due to the amount of tryptophan in them, overripened bananas contain amino acids.
2. CARROTS
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Photo Credit: Thrivecoach12

Carrots won’t improve your visual acuity if you have less than perfect vision already. This is to say that a diet on carrot will only provide you with the beta-carotene nutrients to improve your eyesight but will not correct a biological sight problem. However, once you have enough beta-carotene in your body it often will not convert to vitamin A. The body naturally regulates against excess amounts of vitamin A to prevent accumulation of toxic levels of the substance.
3. ORANGES
oranges

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It helps repair and regenerate worn-out tissues. Studies suggest supplemental vitamin C may reduce your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration later in life. One glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice contains more than 100 percent of the RDA of vitamin C which has a large amount of flavonoids to support your sight.
4. Grapes
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Photo Credit: Yieniakit

Regular grape consumption may play a role in eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration, a new study has claimed. US researchers found that a grape-enriched diet resulted in a protective effect on retinal structure and function. Grape consumption also protected retinal function in an oxidative stress model of macular degeneration.
5. LEAFY GREEN
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Spinach, kale and collard greens are full of lutein and zeaxanthin, plant pigments that can help stem the development of macular degeneration and cataracts. Broccoli, peas and avocados are also good sources of this powerful antioxidant duo.

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