More and more people are trying Vegan diets for the first time and discovering health benefits they hadn’t foreseen.
For a long time now, it has been well documented that vegetables are vital for healthy eyes. The old saying about carrots helping you see in the dark is actually based on some truth. Carrots contain vitamin A (retinol) which is required by your body to synthesise rhodopsin, which is the pigment in your eyes that operates in low-light conditions.
The College of Optometrists advocates eating a wide variety of fruit and veg, including dark green leaves to support good eye health. Many fruit and vegetables contain vitamins A, C and E all of which provide us with vital antioxidants, and lutein in peppers and berries reduce the risk of eye disease.
At Earlam and Christopher we can regularly see the results of a poor diet on the eyes and recommend a good healthy, balanced diet with lots of veg!