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Ever feel lost in a sea of supplements? With all the variation of vitamins and minerals that we all tout as beneficial, it can be easy to forget which health benefits are associated with certain supplements.

I-Dew newest research, we have gathered information on diet ideas with an eye toward optimizing…eye health.

Lutein & Zeaxanthin

THE BENEFITS 

Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoid pigments that impart yellow or orange colour to various Overall, Lutein and zeaxanthin are great because they act as a natural anti-inflammatory agent in the body. These antioxidants are best known for helping protect the eyes.

WHAT TO EAT

Sources rich in lutein and zeaxanthin include cantaloupe, yellow peppers, wild salmon, eggs, leafy green vegetables, and orange fruits and veggies like squash, nectarines, oranges, carrots and papaya.

Vitamins A, E, C & Zinc

THE BENEFITS

Omega-3’s and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)are fatty acids primarily found in oily fish and seafood. These fatty acids linked to healthy ageing throughout the life cycle. In 2009, National Eye Institute (NEI) found participants who reported the highest level of omega-3 fatty acids in their diet were 30 per cent less likely than their peers to develop macular degeneration during 12 years.

Vitamins A, E, and C and zinc are all also heavy-hitting antioxidant vitamins and minerals, which protect our health by fighting free radicals in the environment.

WHAT TO EAT

Foods rich in omega-3’s and DHA include fatty, cold-water fish (i.e. salmon, mackerel, and sardines), walnuts, and flaxseed oil.

  • Food rich in vitamin A includes orange pigmented fruits and veggies like apricots, carrots, mangos, and sweet potatoes.
  • Foods rich in vitamin C include raw red bell peppers, kiwi, oranges, and broccoli.
  • Almonds, spinach, and sunflower seeds are incredible sources of vitamin E.
  • Grass-fed red meat, chickpeas, and oysters are sources of dietary zinc.

And a PSA: Our expert team at I-Dew recommends that people should have a complete eye exam once in their 20s, twice in their 30s and again at age 40. Go before you develop blurred vision or trouble seeing at night, which is what brings most people in and by that time, the damage could be done.