Eating right can help treat dry eyes syndrome. The best foods are those that are abundant in omega-3 fatty acids.
Don’t let the fat word scare you. These are the good fats that have lots of benefits for your ocular wellness. Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with the normal development of brain and eyes. Here are some of the most common natural sources.
Fish and fish oil are rich in omega-3. If you’re looking to boost your omega-3 intake, make sure not to shy away from oily fish such as salmon, anchovies, sardines, mackerel, tuna, herring, and trout. Oily fish are fish that have oil in the tissues and gut. White fish have oil only in the liver. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 but be careful because not all fish oils are digested in the same way. Cod liver oil and krill oil are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Other meat-based sources include grass-fed beef, grass-fed lamb, kangaroo meat, and eggs from greens and insects fed hens. There are also lots of vegetarian options. Nuts such as walnuts, pecan nuts, and hazelnuts are good sources. Flaxseed oil is easily obtainable and accessible. Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and kale are rich in omega-3 too. Vegetarian sources are not as high in omega-3 as meat sources but they make a good dietary alternative. Changes in your diet such as cutting processed foods and sugars will have positive effects on your health. The inflammation associated with dry eyes can be reduced by making healthier food choices