Nutrition for Eye Health

Nutrition for Eye Health

As you will see below (See What I’ve Been Up To… for more info), today I will be presenting with some of my new coworkers concerning eye health for individuals with diabetes. I have been paired with two other girls for a group presentation. One of them plans to talk about the parts of the eye, one plans to talk about eye problems and diseases commonly found in people with diabetes, and I plan to talk about how to keep your eyes healthy, including the important nutritional aspect! But, like most things in life, it is important for all of us to look into our eye health. Here are some foods to consider including in your diet to help your eyes:

– Vitamin C – citrus fruits, many other fruits & vegetables
– Vitamin A – found as Beta Carotene in plants – red, orange, and yellow vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, pumpkins, squash, and carrots
– Lutein – dark green leafy vegetables
– Vitamin E – nuts, walnuts
– Omega 3 & 6 EFA’s – Salmon, fatty fish, nuts
– Flaxseed Oil – Add to drinks
– Nuts