February: Nutrition and your eyes
This month we are going to focus on simple ways you can love your eyes with nutrition! Yes something simple as adding in extra vitamins in your life can benefit you more than you thought! First we will start with Vitamin A: this one can help in protecting your eyes against blindness! The best place to find this vitamin naturally is in carrots and sweet potatoes! Next we have vitamin C: not just good in helping you against colds it can also assist in preventing glaucoma and cataracts! The best source is actually not oranges or orange juice but rather sweet red peppers!
Vitamin E also helps in preventing cataracts but also macular degeneration as well! Snack on some almonds or any other nut and you are golden with your vitamin E! Omega 3 essential fatty acids will help in keeping your dry eyes at bay!!! And last but not least water!!!! Dehydration can lead to dry, red puffy eyes!!! The best thing for this one especially if you are like me is infused water!!!! Add some mint, strawberries and lemon slices to water in a pitcher and refrigerate for at least two hours for the flavor to develop and you are good to go!!!! So many simple steps to add that are not only delicious but will help keep your most precious eyesight good to go for years to come!!!