Welcome to the Unyts Health Blog! Through this blog, we hope to get you thinking about healthy choices that we have the opportunity to make everyday in life. Our mission here at Unyts is to save and enhance lives, and on that, we’re following through with our message here. We hope that you’ll continue to read our weekly blog. You may just read some life-saving information.
The eyes have it
If you were to ask someone on the street how someone can maintain or improve their eye health, they would likely say carrots, since they contain the nutrient beta-carotene which turns into retinol after ingestion, which helps maintain good eye health. However, there are other foods that can help accomplish this as well! Some great examples are:
Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach.
Salmon, tuna, or other oily fish
Eggs, nuts, beans and other non-meat protein sources
Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices
Other easy tips for keeping your eyes healthy is quitting smoking (smoking linked to an increased risk of cataracts and optic nerve damage) , and wearing sunglasses that protect against UV rays while outside. Maintaining a healthy weight is also essential, as type 2 diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults.
Blogpost by: Michele McDaniel, Unyts Volunteer