food for eyes

Healthy food for eyes!

The festive periods, which are the longest during December and January, and are present throughout the year, are characterized by rich and tempting dishes. The food we eat at the holiday table should bring happiness, health, and fertility. Masterfully prepared and tasty, it can be very healthy food for the eyes and for eyesight as a whole. We offer you a lean holiday menu, which is a true grace for your eyes.

  • Festive bread with rosemary and flaxseed
  • Homemade pie with cabbage or spinach
  • Lean salty snacks with sunflower and sesame
  • Lean polenta sticks
  • Lean sarma
  • Fish – salmon or mackerel
  • Boil as a side dish – potatoes, carrots, broccoli or kale
  • Lentil or bean salad
  • Tuna and vegetable salad
  • Fresh arugula salads, peppers, eggplant, avocado
  • Fresh and dried fruits – oranges, tangerines, grapes, apricots, figs, medlars
  • Appetizers – peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts
  • Roasted pumpkin with honey and walnuts or almonds as an ideal substitute for cake

Whether it is a holiday or a weekday, it’s nice to start the day with squeezed orange juice. It contains huge amounts of vitamin C, which has a very beneficial effect on your eyes, improves eye pressure and reduces the risk of cataracts.

Before the start of the main meal, we recommend that you drink a glass of water, which is good for hydrating the whole organism, including the eyes. During lunch, it is nice to drink a glass of red wine. It is known as an elixir and healthy for the body as a whole, including eyesight. The resveratrol contained in wine can help prevent diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration, which are associated with the uncontrolled growth of blood vessels in the eyes. In the continuation of the text, we will explain why the groceries from the proposed menu are the right choice for vision enhancement and eye health. We will start in order. Cereals contain vitamin E, zinc, and niacin and are great for maintaining overall vision. Flaxseed has healing properties that contribute to improving the condition of the subcutaneous tissue, especially in the area around the eyes where the skin is thinnest and prone to wrinkles. Fish – salmon, mackerel, tuna which are the main ones on the menu, are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and prevent the development of macular degeneration or cataracts. Dry eye problems can also be caused by a lack of these acids. Green leafy vegetables – kale and spinach are rich in vitamins C and E, and also contain carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, and reduce the risk of long-term eye diseases, most often cataracts and macular degeneration. Cabbage, in addition to containing lutein, is an excellent source of vitamin C. Sweet potatoes, on the other hand, contain half the required daily dose of vitamin C and vitamin E, necessary for healthy eyesight. Broccoli and avocado are also very good for eye health because they are excellent antioxidants that protect against eye diseases. Carrots and pumpkins, which are part of the proposed menu, in addition to vitamins A and C, also contain carotenoids that give them a yellow, orange or red pigment that improves vision, reduces myopia and the risk of glaucoma and other eye diseases.

Beans are a source of bioflavonoids and zinc, which protect the retina of the eye. Legumes are rich in vitamins that help maintain visual acuity and slow down macular degeneration. Orange, grapefruit, grapes are full of vitamin C which is necessary for eye protection. Nuts contain vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids, important for retinal health and vision protection in old age. In addition to sunflower, you can use fish oil, as an important source of vitamin D that prevents inflammatory processes in the eyes, and sunflower oil helps tired and puffy eyes. The festive menu, which we have proposed to you, contains all the groceries, great for your eyes and for your eyesight as a whole. Bon appetit!