Ophthalmologist called vitamins and elements that are very important for the eyes, and explained what foods they can be found.
We used to think that our errors in diet affect the shape, metabolism, liver and heart, but the eyes somehow do not think. However, it’s also on and it also needs vitamins and minerals. Without them, the eyes begin to see worse and hurt.
— The shortage of necessary substances can deteriorate the tone of the ocular muscles, arise syndrome of dry eye, impair the work of the retina, reduced visual acuity, explains ophthalmologist Center eye health Marina Landysheva.
The specialist also noted that in diseases of the eye obligatorily medication, but it is not effective without proper nutrition. In addition, if the shortage of vitamins and minerals not to be, then the disease is easier to cure or it does not develop.
What vitamins need eyes? What are trace minerals important to vision? To these questions we asked the ophthalmologist.
According to Marina Landysheva for eye health is very important vitamins a, b, C, E and elements such as copper, selenium, zinc, beta-carotene, lutein.
Participates in the elaboration of rhodopsin (responsible for vision in the dark), and supports visual acuity. Deficiency of beta-carotene, a person begins to see worse, especially at twilight, eyes watering in the cold, there them dry in a warm room, a feeling that in the eyes of poured sand.
What products to look for? Rich in beta-carotene carrots, sorrel, sea buckthorn, parsley, rose hips, green feather onions, garlic (bulb), spinach, celery, and garlic.
This plant pigment we are grateful for the full range of sensations of color and visual acuity. Lutein also protects from aggressive influence of ultraviolet radiation and cataract development. The lack of this pigment there is increased eye sensitivity to light, deteriorating eyesight, reduced the protective properties from the surrounding influences, which increases the risk of glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic angiopathy.
What products to look for? To lutein enough, you need to regularly have chicken egg yolks, parsley, spinach, celery, leeks, peas, asparagus, corn, zucchini, carrots, tomatoes, beets, cherries, strawberries and pistachios.
- Vitamin A
Our eyes must be grateful to this vitamin, because it is the most important. It strengthens the blood vessels in the eyes, helps to maintain visual acuity, protects from degeneration and conjunctivitis.
If vitamin A is lacking, it leads to redness of eyes, dryness of cornea, loss of the ability to see in twilight and darkness, of svetochuvstvitelen, ulceration and thinning of the cornea, destruction of the optic nerve.
To the terrible consequences of beriberi has not come to regularly eat pork, beef, lamb, chicken liver, eel, fatty fish, Kalina, feathers garlic, wild garlic.
- Vitamin B
For eyes important almost the entire group of vitamin B. Because B1, for example, helps to transfer momentum from the eyes to the brain, to maintain normal metabolism of the retina. If this vitamin is lacking, the eyes get tired quickly, develops glaucoma and degeneration of the pupils. To vitamin need is sunflower seeds, wheat germ, nuts, cedar, peanuts, pork, buckwheat and oatmeal.
Also important is another vitamin of this group — B2. It helps to protect the retina from sunlight is establishing proper metabolism in the lens and cornea, helps the eye cells to regenerate faster. Another important function of vitamin B2 — cells supply the eye with oxygen. With a shortage of this vitamin is a loss of normal twilight vision, there is inflammation of the cornea, starts to develop glaucoma, photophobia. Find this vitamin in nuts, eggs, liver, pork, beef, mushrooms, almonds.
In addition a very useful and important for eyes v3 (liver, mushrooms, peanuts, eggs, peas, beans, pistachios, corn, oatmeal), B6 (beans, nuts, fatty fish, tuna, bell pepper, horseradish, walnut, pomegranate, chicken), B9 (onion, beef liver, chicken, nuts, peanuts, spinach, broccoli, barley grits, green salad) and B12 (the liver of calves, chickens, pigs, rabbit, haddock, carp, crabs, octopus.
Without these vitamins, there are serious degenerative phenomena, so ignore the products that they are rich, absolutely not.
Proper nutrition, regular visits to the eye doctor, exercises for the eyes will help the eyes to be healthy, and you preserve or improve vision.