What we eat is directly related to the health of our bodies. Without eating the proper nutrients the body can not maintain its health, which becomes more devastating for those who are in need of food. This is why Eyewear Gallery is listed as an offsite donation drop off and continues to support the Mid-south Food Bank. As we fight hunger in the south, we would like to remind you that not only the amount you eat is important but what you eat is also important. Healthy eating leads to healthy bodies, which also means healthy eyes and good vision.
The following foods maintain healthy eyes and prevent eye diseases:
Spinach, Kale, and Bell Peppers - Provide lutein and zeaxanthin, which protect your eyes from harmful blue light sources like sunlight, computer screens, and other electronic devices.
Grapefruit, Strawberries, and Oranges - Are packed with vitamin C, which is the body’s best defense. It also prevents cataracts and macular degeneration.
Seeds, Nuts, and Wheat Germ - Contain vitamin E, which also prevent cataracts and macular degeneration by protecting eyes from free radicals caused by smoking.
Eggs, Oysters, and Crab - Are packed with zinc, which help night vision and prevent cataracts by maintaining the pigment of the eye.
Salmon, Sardines, and Herring - Provide omega-3 fatty acids that maintain heart and brain health, and they will also benefit those with dry eyes by reducing inflammation.
Carrots, Pumpkin, and Sweet Potatoes - Provide beta-carotene, which convert into vitamin A and prevent vision problems like dry eyes, macular degeneration, and corneal ulcers.
-Dr. Warren Johnson | Dr. Do Nguyen/ are with the Eyewear Gallery - a proponent of fighting hunger in the Mid-South.
The Eyewear Gallery's location - 428 Perkins Ext., Memphis, TN 38117 (901) 763-2020 - remains a remote donation location. Drop off your nutritious - non perishable veggies, fruits - at Eyewear and be a part of "Feeding the Need" and lifting neighbors from "Hunger to Hope."