myFM: Eye Health

by Lianne Phillipson October 26, 2022

myFM: Eye Health

With eighty percent of what we learn comes through our eyes and what we see, giving thought to eye health is worth it. Your eyes are also a window for optometrists to know more about your health from high cholesterol to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or other liver dysfunctions, and even your risk of stroke.

All the colourful foods that are packed with antioxidants (and yes, that’s also carrots), are your go-to for keeping all the cells in your eyes, and the retina of the eye which is actually brain tissue, in good shape. 

What can you eat? 

Zeaxanthin and lutein are antioxidants that are found mostly in yellow and green fruits and vegetables. They’re also high in green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli, peas, and lettuce. Also egg yolks, kiwi fruit, grapes, spinach, orange, kiwi, zucchini (or vegetable marrow), and different kinds of squash. 

Eating lutein-rich foods with a healthy fat like olive oil can improve its absorption in your body. 

Cooking kale reduces kale’s lutein by nearly half while cooking spinach enhances its lutein content. Don’t let that put you off, still eat it and I’d suggest wilting it and serving it with eggs. 

There is a menu suggestion to up your intake of these antioxidants to support macular degeneration, glaucoma, or any other eye issues including keeping your eyesight where it is, and it not getting worse. Also, include Skin Boost and Alka C from my Take This by Lianne supplement line to increase the antioxidants and increase the protection and healing of your cells.

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