Our understanding of a healthy person and lifestyle includes healthy eyesight. Contemporary lifestyles and devices pose a greater threat to our eye health. More and more people have eye problems and many of these problems are very serious. The number of people with glaucoma, cataracts and macular deterioration is increasing every year around the world.
Screen time is something everyone should be concerned about these days. The more time we spend in front of our devices, the more exposed we are to blue light and the more damage it can do to our eyes. Preventing and protecting the eyes from potential danger becomes a logical priority for any conscious person. It turns out that certain foods can make the journey to eye health easier.
Citrus Family Fruits
Proper functioning of almost all organs and systems in the body is impossible without the right amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C is also essential for good eyesight. Timely care is necessary for the health of the eye veins and arteries. While we all know that citrus fruits are the main source of C, all we have to do is make sure that you consume them every day.
As people age, they are increasingly prone to cataracts and macular deterioration. This is especially true in our country, where the volume of cataract surgeries is increasing every year. A good half of these surgeries would never have happened if people had followed DRI’s recommendations for vitamin C intake. The deterioration of the macula is a dangerous condition that leads to blindness, and consuming citrus fruits daily or consuming teas with lemon pieces on it can significantly slow the process down.
Oranges are excellent sources of carotenoids, zeaxanthin, and lutein. These are powerful antioxidants that protect the eyes from harmful blue light. Nowadays, people’s exposure to blue light has increased dramatically due to the increase in their screen time.
Blue light can penetrate the fundus and irreparably damage the retina of the eye. Zeaxanthin and lutein can greatly promote the penetration of blue light into the retina and protect it from injury and damage.