Everyone starts having vision problems when they turn 50.
But do you know why this happens?
You see, inside of your eyeball, there’s a part called the macula.
The macula handles your ability to read, drive, watch TV, look at your phone, and recognise faces.
When your macula is healthy, you can do all the above without any problems.
But as we age, the macula begins to degenerate.
That's why you have to put on glasses every time you read the paper,
OR struggle with teary eyes every time you go outside,
OR notice “cobwebs” floating across your vision.
And while ageing is the most common reason why macular health declines,
That doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it.
According to various research papers, people who eat a diet rich in specific food groups noticed a slow down in the ageing of their macula.
In other words, they had fewer eyesight troubles than those who didn’t eat these particular foods.
So what exactly did these people eat?
- Fish that’s rich in Omega-3s like salmon and anchovies
- Leafy greens high in lutein and zeaxanthin, like spinach and kale.
- Plants and veggies rich in vitamin A like carrots and sweet potatoes
So if you want to keep your eyes healthy and delay the signs of ageing for as long as possible, be sure to eat more fish, sweet potatoes, and kale.
But if you know it’s a struggle for you to get all these healthy foods into your diet, then you might want to consider taking supplements.
Experts suggest taking supplements to help with your vision is generally safe, but it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor.
We hope this post helps you in maintaining a healthy vision!