World Sight Day 2017:

World Sight Day 2017: 5 Foods You Must Include In Your Diet For Better Eyesight

This year the World Eye Sight Day is being celebrated today. The ‘Call to Action’ for World Sight Day this year is ‘Make Vision Count’

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. This year the World Eye Sight Day is being celebrated today, that is 12th October 2017.

The ‘Call to Action’ for World Sight Day this year is ‘Make Vision Count’. Inarguably one of the most important organs of sense are our pair of eyes.

We perceive up to 80 per cent of all impressions by means of our sight. When other senses like taste and smell stop functioning, it is the eyes that alert us from danger around. Our diet plays an integral part in maintaining a healthy body which included our eyes too. To maintain good eye health, it is imperative to switch to healthy foods that you must add in your daily diet. According to Delhi-based Nutritionist Lokendra Tomar, “There are certain nutrients which are required for good vision. Some of them may include Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Beta-carotene, vitamin A, zinc, vitamin C, Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acid, etc.”

Here are some food that may help boost your eyesight and eye health.

1.Carrot

Carrot due to the presence of beta-carotene- a type of vitamin A that helps the retina and other parts of the eye to function properly makes for one of the best vegetables to improve eyesight.

2.Okra

In addition to having good amounts of beta-carotene, it contains zeaxanthin and lutein. These compounds are essential for maintaining good vision. It is loaded with vitamin C that helps in maintaining eye health……

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Source: NDTV