GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Healthcare and Medicine

 
  Share
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   From managing our weight, fighting diseases, to giving us the energy we need to work or study each day, there are many well-known benefits to a healthy and balanced diet.
 
Making the correct choices when it comes to what you eat each day can also play a significant role in keeping your eyes healthy and maintaining your vision throughout your lifetime.
 
As well as treating a range of vision-related ailments each day, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai explain to patients how their daily food choices can have a huge impact on their eyes.
 
Dr. Luisa Sastre explains how a rich and varied diet filled with some of the most common foods found in most people's kitchens are essential to the health of your eyes.
 
“A healthy diet can play a significah of the retina.”
 
A diet rich in foods such as ent role in preventing the development of diseases like macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy,” says Dr. Sastre.
“There is evidence that certain nutrients protect our body from damaging substances.
 
These nutrients are called antioxidants and are found in many common and popular foods. They play a vital role in the healtggs, fish, fruit, nuts, citrus fruits, leafy greens, and, yes, even carrots, actively promotes healthy vision.
 
Meat isn't off the menu either, with beef, lamb, and turkey all beneficial thanks the amount of zinc they contain, which helps delay age-related sight loss.
Dr. Sastre also recommends oysters, which contain essential zinc and copper, while dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and essential nutrients.
“It's easy to make the right dietary choices when it comes to looking after the health of your eyes,” says Dr. Sastre. “There are so many foods that have been proven to be beneficial that almost every kind of diet, personal taste and food choice is catered to.”
 
“These foods can easily be incorporated into a person's daily eating habits and are going to have a big impact on your overall health and that of your eyes.”
For optimum health benefits, Dr. Sastre recommends eating five portions of fruits and very lightly cooked vegetables per day, as well as two servings of cold-water fish (salmon, sardines, herring) each week.
 
“Make your plate as colourful as possible,” says Dr. Sastre. “Think of each meal as if you're making a rainbow with lots of different types fresh, natural and brightly coloured foods served together.
 
“If you eat a healthy diet including at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, you should not need a supplement.”
While eating correctly can play a significant role in maintaining the health of your eyes, it is equally important to avoid foods that can be harmful to your vision if consumed in large amounts over a period of time. These include sugary and salty items as well as foods high in saturated and trans fats.
“Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness. If you are a diabetic, you should avoid sugar,” says Dr. Sastre.
 
“The same applies to salt. If you are hypertensive you should try to limit the amount of salt that you eat to no more than 2,300 milligrams (about one teaspoon of salt) a day. That includes all the salt you eat, whether it was added in cooking or at the table, or already present in food products.”
 
If you suffer from high cholesterol, Dr. Sastre advises avoiding saturated fat (found in some meats, dairy products, baked goods, and deep-fried and processed foods) as well as trans fats (mostly in foods made with hydrogenated oils and fats, such as stick margarine, crackers, and french fries).
 
“Instead of these bad fats, try healthier fats such as lean meat, nuts, and unsaturated oils like olive, and sunflower oils,” says Dr. Sastre. 
 
“The old saying ‘you are what you eat' is profoundly true to this day. What we eat has a massive impact on our health and our entire system, and that especially means our eyes.”
 
Dr. Sastre's top 10 foods for healthy vision:
 
1. Nuts and Seeds: Legumes contain healthy fats, vitamin E and copper, which are essential to maintaining the biochemical functions of the body and could play a role in maintaining a healthy retina.
 
2. Fish: Many fish are rich in Omega 3 fatty acid. They have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect that helps your heart and brain stay healthy, as well as your retina. The recommendation is to eat at least two servings of cold-water fish per week. Salmon, sardines, and herring are top sources of Omega-3s; halibut and tuna are also good sources.
 
3. Eggs: Eggs contain healthy fats, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are important nutrients. Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants that act as natural sunblock for the macula (the central area of the retina), absorbing the damaging blue wavelengths of light.
 
4. Colourful Foods: Such as oranges, sweet corn and peppers contain zeaxanthin. These foods need to be consumed in our diet as the human body does not produce these antioxidants naturally. They should be very lightly cooked because over-cooking them may destroy the pigments.
 
5. Meats: Beef, turkey and lamb contain zinc, which promotes eye health and helps delay age-related sight loss.
 
6. Oysters: Oysters contain essential zinc and copper. It is important to consume a good amount of zinc as a deficiency may lead to poor night vision.
7. Leafy Greens: Leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach and lettuce are rich in lutein.
 
8. Dark Chocolate: Contains less milk as well as sugar. It boasts high amounts of antioxidants and essential nutrients. Consuming dark chocolate promotes better overall health.
 
9. Carrots: Carrots are rich in vitamin A and beta carotene. Vitamin A is important for healthy vision as it helps protect your retina. Deficiency in Vitamin A is a leading cause of blindness and can lead to eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. 
 
10. Citrus Fruits: Fruits such as lemons, oranges, and grapefruits contain high amounts of vitamin C which help fight age-related eye problems.
 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 7924 times
Posted on : Monday, July 15, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Hospital launches free “Healthy Heart Wellness Programme” in Ras Al Khaimah
Next Story : Doctors conduct first procedure in the UAE using donated amniotic membrane for burn victims
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Get Festive Ready With Prestige Cosmetics Holiday Collection
VINOPURE Purifying Gel Cleanser
Harmesh Jewellery National Day Collection
Maserati's innovation on board the Multi 70 trimaran: the technical partnership ...
Research by Lipton Finds That One in Three 18-34 Year Olds Feel Lonely And Revea...
Gennaro Esposito Receives “Michelin Chef Mentor 2020” Prize
Sunny Leone unveils the cover page of Filmfare magazine's December issue
PACE to Space
TAG Heuer launches 2 new timepieces in honor of Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna
The Luxury Closet's Commitment to a More Sustainable Fashion Future to Change th...
With a mission to make water available everywhere, S4SUN by DAB makes its debut ...
‘Artistry' - Branded Jewellery show at Malabar Gold & Diamonds' outlets in Bur D...
Ports Customs and Free Zone Corporation celebrates the 48th National Day
Corum Golden Bridge Round 43 Art Deco
Travel Diaries - ECCO Shoes and Accessories
Kate Spade New York - Holiday 2019 Collection - December Edit
J.D. Power announces 2019 UAE Sales Satisfaction Index
Expo 2020, infrastructure projects driving growth of Dubai's construction sector
Arabic version of Zoho Creator launched to help businesses create custom applications
Master Chronometer: Raising Standards
Life-changing Raffles Announced for 25th Edition of Dubai Shopping Festival
Huge White Friday Deals Coming to Dubai Festival City Mall
Union Coop Pays Tribute to the Martyrs on Commemoration Day'
Formula 1 meets Virgin Hyperloop One: California-based Developer to Showcase Pas...
Indulge in New flavours sprinkled With A Dash of Bollywood & Nostalgia at Hitchki
Dubai Health Authority wins several local, regional and international awards.
Al Dhafra residents learn about nuclear energy and Barakah plant progress at ENE...
Cisco Advances Solutions to Simplify Cybersecurity Processes in Saudi Arabia
Trading Enterprises announces the arrival of the new S60 premium sports sedan i...
Kids Eat for Free This National Day Weekend at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Emirates Post issues commemorative stamps to celebrate the UAE 48th National Day
The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi Launches the 2nd Edition of Al...
Dubai Festival City Mall Predicts Biggest Celebration of UAE National Day Yet
Luxury Wedding Gifts from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor'
Robinsons celebrates UAE National Day with leading Emirati brands and a host of ...
Revive Your Haute Couture Collections with Champion Cleaners VIP Couture Cleanin...
du Launches The UAE's First Unlimited Postpaid Power Plan with Unlimited Everyth...
ENEC Releases 'Tasamoh' a Rehabilitated Green Turtle and organizes Beach Cleanu...
Zambian President affirms commitment to bolster UAE ties
Dunecrest American School Celebrates the UAE National Day
Chloé's Iconic “Carlina” Sunglasses In a Precious New Interpretation
China Homelife the Largest China Sourcing Platform Set to Showcase a Wide Variet...
Gulf Medical University Provides 220 Healthcare Professionals to the Healthcare ...
Spice Up with Shades of Brown from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor
MG Motor launches its first electric vehicle for the Middle East at the 5th Int...
Italy breaks ground for its Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai Cares delegation visits Vietnam to launch a three-year program that addres...
UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry launches Emirates Nuclear Technology Center ...
Celebrate the 48th UAE National Day at Dalma Mall
Innovative Solutions in Construction Industry are Key to District Cooling Energy...