Foods for Better Vision

A few years ago I started noticing my perfect eyesight was beginning to get a little wonky. I can still read signs that are quite far away, but hold something close to my face and it becomes blurry and hard to read. OK fine, I am almost 44 so I do realize things change, but I also know we have the power to at least slow down these signs of aging and take personal responsibility for a little preventive maintenance.
After doing some brief research and asking a few nutritionist friends, health coaches and a PA, there are some specific foods high in antioxidants that do help prevent macular degeneration. Here’s a helpful list of foods for better vision that can help preserve sharp focus, after all we want to be able to maintain our Drishti during our yoga practice!

Pineapple Spinach Mint Smoothie

Fruits & Veggies

Leafy Greens are always a great idea!
Kale
Spinach
Fresh Parsley
Collard Greens
Mustard Greens
Carrots
Corn
Oranges
Pumpkin
Broccoli
Green Peas
Brussels Sprouts
Goji Berries
Bilberries
Blueberries
Black Currants
Peppers
Sweet Potatoes

Grains & Legumes

Whole Grains
Nuts

Vitamins & Minerals

B6 and B12
Folic Acid
Vitamin D, C and E
Iron
Zinc
Carotenoids (Beta Carotene, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin)

Omega 3 – While fresh wild caught salmon and sardines are recommended I prefer vegetarian supplements like Ovega or Aloha where the Omegas are sourced from the algae itself instead of the fish, skipping the middle man and going straight to the source, in addition to oils, nuts and seeds.

Eggs – Omega 3 enhanced, vegetarian fed and cage free.

Common Sense Disclaimer – Of course Drishti Yoga, Carri Uranga or Sarah Walsh can not be held responsible for any food related allergies or illnesses incurred from consuming any suggestions presented here. If you have a concern regarding consuming these foods please consult your doctor or holistic health professional.
Remember we are not doctors ourselves but interested in sharing our experiences in trying to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Notice many of these foods are on our handy Superfoods List and are simply healthy foods we could incorporate more of anyway! See related post: Foods that Fight Dementia.

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