Healthy DietBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamDec 22, 2020

Healthy eyes are not less than a boon. Talking about America, about 48 per cent of adults there regularly experience symptoms of dry eyes. Dry eye causes eye pain, burning, nervousness, and difficulty reading or seeing on screen. After sitting in front of a computer screen, it becomes difficult to focus on distant things in the evening. Today most people are doing work from home, and in such a situation, one has to sit on the computer or laptop for hours. Regularly using gadgets causes headaches and eye strain. If this happens to you, then you may suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). For this, it is necessary to reduce eye dryness. Foods that contain omega-3, potassium, antioxidants and lots of water are needed to eliminate eye dryness. The eyes also need vitamins and minerals so that the eyes remain healthy. So today we will tell you about some foods which will protect the eyes from dryness and remove dryness of the eyes.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

The omega-3 diet that helps the eye glands are called meibomian glands, which make up the oily part of your tear. You can consume the following foods for omega-3 fatty acids.

  • Mackerel
  • Fresh Tuna Fish
  • Salmon
  • Nuts and seeds (between walnuts, pumpkin, flaxseed, chia seed)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Soybeans
  • Green, leafy vegetables

Potassium

Potassium is very good for dry eyes. This is one of the essential components that sustain the tear film. The tear film is a thin layer of tear that covers the cornea. A low potassium level damages the tear film, and potassium can thicken this layer. Therefore, potassium-rich food should be consumed. 

  • Banana
  • Sweet potatoes, Potatoes
  • White beans Yogurt
  • Yoghurt
  • Soybeans

Vitamin E

The antioxidant power of Vitamin E protects the eye cells from damage. It also enhances your body immunity. Therefore, consuming vitamin E rich food can improve eyesight and health. At the same time, it also prevents vitamin dryness.

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Peanut butter
  • Walnuts
  • Wheat cereal
  • Almonds
  • Sweet potato

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