Many people who switch to a vegan diet often claim that their eyesight has improved since making the switch. Below is a list of healthy vegan foods which may help improve and protect your eyesight.
1.Pink Or Red Grapefruit
Eating antioxidant-rich produce like pink and red grapefruit, which are rich in both vitamin C and beta carotene, can help protect your eye health.
The pair of antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin are standouts in a family of nutrients called carotenoids because they’re the only carotenoids found in the lens of the eye. Like all antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin can defuse potentially damaging free radicals.
Replacing low-quality, refined carbs with healthy foods, such as, quinoa is a smart strategy for eyesight and overall health.
4. Sunflower Seeds
A diet full of foods rich in vitamin E, like sunflower seeds, almonds, peanuts, and butters made from these nuts and seeds can protect your vision.
Beta-carotene, a type of vitamin A that gives these foods their orange hue, helps the retina and other parts of the eye to function smoothly.
6. Citrus And Berries
These fruits are powerhouses of vitamin C, which has been shown to reduce the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts.
They’re filled with vitamin E, which research has shown to slow macular degeneration.
8. Black Eyed Peas
Black eyed peas contain zinc, an essential trace mineral that is found in high concentration in the eyes. Zinc may help protect your eyes from the damaging effects of light.
By adopting a vegan diet, not only could you protect and improve your eyesight, you can also reduce your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer etc. You can also cure allergies and acne as well as improving sleep and boosting energy levels.
Your diet will be more friendly to the environment. You’ll be reducing your water usage as well as helping to preserve habitats and species across the world.
People are becoming more aware about how animal agriculture is unsustainable and often cruel, but it’s been proven that animal products are harmful to human health and the environment. If we don’t begin to make changes in our diets soon, we will be suffering serious consequences in just a few decades.
To learn more about becoming vegan, visit the Becoming Vegan page.
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