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People are always concerned about healthy nutrition and focus on the foods they eat, but they often ignore drinks that help them hydrate and give them nutrients they need.

However, if you are on a diet or are not big on chewing, you can get lots of healthy antioxidants through your drinks. Here are five drinks that help your eyesight:

  1. Water

Our body is 60% water, so naturally, water is great for the eyes. It prevents dry eyes and provides sufficient liquid to moisten the eyeballs and keep blood flowing around the body and through the blood vessels in the eyes. What’s not to love?

  1. Lemon water

Cutting open a lemon and dunking it into a jug of water is more helpful to the eyes than you might have imagined. Lemons are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, which help against macular degeneration and cataracts. It also is a rich source of vitamin C, which can help reduce inflammations in the eye.

  1. Orange juice

The juice from an orange contains flavonoids that help fight inflammation and build the immune system, making it a good drink to fight macular degeneration.

If you have reached the age of 40, squeeze yourself a cup of fresh orange juice and boost your resistance to macular degeneration.

  1. Carrot juice

Rabbits know how to get the good stuff. Carrots are a rich source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. Beta-carotene fights cataracts and macular degeneration, but it also protects the surface of the eyes. Another benefit, carrots also contain lutein and can help protect the eyes from damage from phone lights and sunlight!

Wash and scrape some carrots and pop them in the juicer. You can also blend them in some water to a fine watery paste and sip with a straw.

  1. Spinach/Kale juice

Popeye the Sailor had a squint, but he always won his battle! Spinach contains an antioxidant named alpha lipoic acid, which helps lower glucose levels and is great for fighting diabetic-related eye diseases.

Kale, like lemon, contains high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin. So your sight is protected from light damage, macular degeneration, and cataracts and can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

Wash and juice these leafy veggies or blend them into a healthy green smoothie.

 

Please note that these juices are to be taken as drinks. Please do NOT put them in or near your eyes. Make these drinks part of your daily diet and your eyes will thank you. Contact us for more eye-related information.