As temperature goes high in summer, many of
my patients start complaining of eye problems like-
- redness of eye
- itching of eye &
- dryness of eye
And they think that it is just due to heat of sun.
Yes, it can be due to heat of sun and you
need to take care of your eyes by wearing UV protective
sunglasses (especially when you drive two-wheeler). also,
you need to wash your eyes with cold water frequently and
drink plenty of water.
Along with these precautions, there are
3 Groups of nutrients which will help you to
keep your eyes healthy. And
they are as follows-
Lutein is the carotenoid which is found in plants and is not
converted into vitamin A in your body, but
its antioxidative property helps you
to eradicate free radicals that damage your
eyes from UV rays of sunlight.
Lutein is found in
-Mustard green-you can easily grow it in your pot or kitchen garden
And can have it in your salads.
– Garden cress-this also you can grow at home and can use in salads.
It is converted into vitamin A in your body which is
the main nutrient for your eyes. Beta carotene is found in
all orange and yellow fruits and vegetables like-
- Papaya &
Another nutrient which strengthen your eyes is
It is a good antioxidant which helps to
destroy free radicals which damage your eyes.
Vitamin E is present in
Sunflower seed- you can have 1—2 spoon of
raw or roasted sunflower seeds
in between your main meals.
Another good source of vitamin E is almond
To have soaked almond first thing in the
morning is more beneficial.
In this way, your food can also help you to
protect your eyes from the damage of free radicals due to sun heat.
So, don’t ignore your eye problems
thinking that they are just seasonal. If
Redness, itching or dryness remains for more than a few days,
Consult your ophthalmologist.
That’s all for today.
See you next week with another Tuesday Tip…
Till then…. Take care….
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life-
Dr. Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician