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Posted on 08-30-2018

Brimhall Eye Discusses Eating Fruits & Vegetables For Eye Health

A well-balanced diet can help not only overall health but also good eyesight and healthy eyes. Experts recommend people increase the number of fruits and vegetables they eat daily, to take advantage of the important nutrients that can help them to resist disease. At Brimhall Eye in Las Vegas, NV, we can advise you on the best ways to improve your diet to preserve your eye health.

Fruits and Veggies

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables For Better Health

Research suggests you can lower your risk of developing heart disease, strokes, and even cancer, by decreasing your meat consumption and increasing the number of fruits and vegetables you eat. These foods are packed with nutrients that help your body function more efficiently and can help you to live a longer and healthier life.

Phytonutrients Needed For Eye Health

Scientists have been able to isolate the components in fruits and vegetables that are responsible for their ability to resist disease and maintain health. These components, called “phytonutrient,” include flavones, flavonoids, antioxidants, carotenoids, polyphenols, and anthocyanidins. These nutrients are also associated with better vision and eye health and can help you avoid many vision problems that result from aging.

Easy Ways To Add More Fruits and Vegetables Daily

Dieticians recommend a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables for the most densely packed nutrients. Try a fruit and vegetable smoothie for breakfast, or bring some fruit for your afternoon snack at work. Celery and carrot sticks with a yogurt-based dip are a healthy snack for TV watching in the evening. Add a second vegetable to your evening meal.

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