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Consider How The Things You Eat Effect Your EyesThe great aspect of eating a balanced diet is that it is so beneficial to every system in our body, from our heart health to our mental health. Proper nutrition is also critical for our eyes. And no, that doesn’t mean you have to eat carrots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (though they do make a great addition to your menu!). Fortunately, there is a wide variety of delicious options to help you maintain optimal eyesight. 

Asheville Vision Associates believes in treating you with an approach that encompasses routine checkups, treatment for identified conditions, and proactive measures to protect your vision. Nutrition plays a key role, and our team is ready to help you adopt healthy habits that will make a difference.

Consider How The Things You Eat Effect Your Eyes

At Asheville Vision Associates, you can receive eye-related nutritional counseling, which includes education and strategies for healthy eating. When fueling your body, don’t think of “diets” in terms of restrictive regiments that tell you no, no, no, or that demonize certain foods. This is why 95% of diets end in failure. It is not that we fail - but that the diets fail us. Instead, view eating as essential for health and for giving your body the nutrients it needs for life. 

When it comes to your eyes, there are several great options, including:

  • Spinach 
  • Kale 
  • Fish rich in Omega-3s (e.g. salmon, sardines)
  • Citrus fruits 
  • Avocados
  • Strawberries
  • Brussels sprouts 
  • Seeds and nuts 
  • Turkey
  • Crab
  • Oysters
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet potato
  • Eggs
  • Beef 
  • Legumes

Now, staring at a list of foods is not all that inspiring, especially if you are unfamiliar with techniques for preparing them. Our team can give you actionable tips for creating wonderful meals and snacks that will meet your family’s needs - and suit your taste buds. 

Eating well is a lifestyle - not a “diet.” With some simple changes and a few new foods in your pantry, you can help preserve your vision, prevent certain issues, and enjoy great health overall. 

Contact Asheville Vision Associates to learn more about eye-related nutritional services.