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Eye Health:Your Food Is Your Medicine

Eye health:Your food is your medicine

After this pandemic, we all have increased screen

time. & it is equally applicable to our children as

they have to study online.

In this scenario, taking certain food can help you maintain your eye health.

You are well aware about certain nutrients for your healthy eye like-

Vitamin- A (beta-carotene), which you get from all red & orange

color fruits and veggies. You also get it from green

leafy vegetables. But along with vitamin-A there are

certain antioxidant which are equally important for your eyes.

These antioxidants help you clear the harmful

free radicals that are cause by harmful UV rays.

It also helps in better vision specially in dim light or

where glare is a problem.

And these antioxidants are:


Good natural vegetarian sources of lutein are:

  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Broccoli


Good natural vegetarian sources of zeaxanthin are:

  • Beet root
  • Ladies finger
  • Pumpkin

Along with this antioxidant rich food you also need to

include good fat. This good fat is omega-3 fatty acid. Lutein & zeaxanthin

are fat soluble antioxidant. Means they require little amount of good fat

to get absorbed in your body. Best source of omega-3 are-

Walnut, chia seed and flax seeds.

Include colors to your plate to get healthy vision.


Remember to stop using your screen at least

30 minutes before your bed time.

That all for today

See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip

Till then…

Take care…

providing simple solutions for the complexities of life

Dr Bhumita Makwana

Your dietitian & cosmetic clinician.



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