“Beet” Unhealthy Eyes

ViteyesEye Health, Nutrition

Eat More Beets For Better Eye Health?

Beets are enjoyed in many parts of the world, like the Mediterranean for example, and have made their way onto the list of one of the healthiest foods to eat. Greek salad, anyone?

Beets are a root vegetable that boasts rich nutrients such as iron,B vitamins, manganese, potassium, and copper.  This super food may also have a few super benefits for your eye health. The rich dark red color of beets contains powerful antioxidants such as flavonoids and beta-carotene. Beets are also known to help stabilize blood pressure, which can help prevent major eye problems, such as glaucoma.

This root is also exceptionally high in vitamins A & C, which is said to help protect the eyes against developing or progressing AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration). Consuming beets may increase and improve our ability to take in more oxygen, which increases stamina and energy.

To reap these healthy benefits, try adding beets into your daily diet. Beets make a great addition to a salad, soup or roasted vegetable platter. You may also find beet juice at stores already prepared.