Managing and balancing eye and body wellness leads to enhancing your overall wellness. Self-care is really important, and being mindful about how we take care of our bodies and what we put in them is essential to our health. Nutrition is a vital part of maintaining overall wellness, including ocular wellness. Protecting your vision can be as simple as considering which fruits and veggies you’re choosing at the grocery store, grabbing your sunglasses before heading out the door, and paying attention to your posture. Supporting eye and body wellness helps your whole body work in harmony.
Mesozeaxanthin is believed to be involved in blocking blue light from reaching the structures within the retina and causing damage that could cause macular degeneration.
Some great sources of zinc are red meats and milk. However, you need to be careful about the chronic use of zinc since it can be neurodegenerative. If you are concerned about the balancing your zinc intake, talk to Dr. Munson about how your diet can support your eye health.
As we age, our body naturally slows its own production of collagen. A lack of collagen has been associated with glaucoma and cataracts.
Great sources of collagen and hyaluronic acid are poultry, beans, vitamin C, soy, and avocado.