A massive 12 million Aussies suffer from eye health conditions, and having diabetes puts you at a higher risk of serious eye conditions, we decided to look at foods that help protect your vision. Feast your eyes on these, thanks to Diabetes NSW & ACT…
Poached, fried, scrambled, omeletted – doesn’t matter how you have ’em, as long as you keep the yolk, which contains antioxidants that benefit eye health. The white is good too – the whole egg delivers 11 essential vitamins and minerals, not to mention protein. Four to six eggs per week are recommended for people with diabetes.
2. Leafy greens
Kale isn’t just good for your fitspo cred – packed full of antioxidants, leafy greens help lower your risk of developing eye conditions such as glaucoma.
What can’t omega-3s do? These fatty acids in oily fish help protect adult eyes from macular degeneration. Aim for two to three serves of salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines or tuna each week.
Doesn’t matter if you’re a nut for almonds, walnuts or macadamias, nuts are a rich source of vitamin E. A Post-it note’s worth is enough to give your eye health a boost.
5. Low-GI foods
Slow-release carbs, such as whole grains, legumes and pears, are good for eye health as well as your blood sugar levels, so including nutritious low-GI foods in your diet regularly may help protect against eye issues.