As we age, several physical pain can happen in our body as a result of the bad lifestyle we had in our youth. It is true that the best investment is health so while we are young, we must pay attention to our body and wellness. One of the health issues that the aged suffer today is poor eyesight that can obviously hamper our daily lives. While this is a big issue, don’t feel hopeless in seeking for a solution for poor eyesight. In FMD program, while you are encouraged to live a healthy lifestyle, there are foods that also helps you improve your eyesight.
You’ve probably heard that you need to eat orange-colored foods that is rich in beta-carotene to help your retina and improve your eye vision, but there is more than that. There are other vitamins and minerals, such as Lutein, that aids in our eye vision.
While you are in the fast metabolism diet, here are the six foods you can actually enjoy to have a healthy eyesight.
- Leafy Greens (All Phases) – these veggies are usually packed with Lutein and Zeaxanthin that lowers the risk of developing macular degeneration and cataracts. It helps shielding the eye from harmful lights such as blue lights. Eating Leafy greens such as spinach and kale not only improves your vision, but also help maintain your vision long-term
- Eggs (All Phases)- the yolk found in egg is the primary source of lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin D and Zinc. Aside from reducing your macular degeneration risk, it also helps you reduce the risk for ARMD. Take note that you’re only allowed to have the egg yolk during Phase 3.
- Citrus (All Phases) and (Berries – Phase 1/3) – Berries and Citrus fruits are the powerhouses of vitamin C that reduces the risk of developing cataracts.
- Almonds (Phase 3) – Our star food for Phase 3! Not only almond is a healthy fat but it’s also rich in Vitamin E, that also slows macular degeneration.
- Fatty Fish (All Phases) – Tuna, Salmon, and Mackerel are rich in a fatty acid found in your retina- the DHA. It is also rich with omega 3-fatty acids, that reduced the risk of ARMD and help treat your dry eye disease.
- Pistachios (Phase 3) – This type of nut is rich with Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and vitamin E. The mono and polyunsaturated fats found in pistachios helps the absorption of carotenoids.
If these are your favorite foods, more likely you are enjoying your eyesight. On the other hand, if you are suffering with poor eyesight, then include these foods in your diet. Just ensure you are following the phase allowed foods, and remember to not overeat. Have them in minimal amount.