Do you know which muscles in our body are estimated to be the most active? According to Guinness World Records our eyes move more than 100,000 times per day. That’s a lot, don’t you think? But all this activity doesn’t help our eyes to stay healthy and it seems that bad vision could be attributed to careless behavior.
Here at Bright Side we’ve researched the habits that lead to poor vision and even more severe diseases. We are eager to share our findings with you and there is one habit that is actually a myth, that a lot of people still believe. Read through to the end — there’s a bonus for you there!
Here are 7 habits eye doctors need you to quit for the sake of good vision:
1. Saying “no” to green food and food rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, lutein, and beta carotene
We are what we eat: you may have heard this many times, but is there anyone who doubts it? This is related to our eyesight as well. The following minerals and vitamins are important for excellent vision and help protect our eyes from sight-robbing ailments:
- Beta-carotene. Food sources: carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, butternut squash.
- Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Food sources: spinach, kale, turnip greens, collard greens, squash.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Food sources: salmon, mackerel, herring, fish oil supplements, freshly ground flaxseeds, walnuts.
- Vitamin A. Food sources: beef or chicken liver, eggs, butter, milk.
- Vitamin C. Food sources: sweet peppers (red or green), kale, strawberries, broccoli, oranges, cantaloupe.