5 foods that are good for the eyes

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1. Melon This summer fruit is a precious casket of carotenoids, the pigments responsible for the beautiful orange color: a vast array of molecules (about 600 different forms have been identified) of which about sixty are converted into vitamin A within our body. Among these, the most operational appears to be beta-carotene. 

2. Blueberries They are rich in anthocyanosides, precious antioxidants that protect the delicate capillaries of the retina, reinforcing them and improving their elasticity. Blueberries have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are mainly found in the brain and muscle tissues, including those that ensure the movements of the eye globes. 

3. Tomatoes In summer they must never be lacking in our tables because they are an indispensable source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that belongs to the carotenoid family. This molecule acts as a "sun filter" protecting all ocular tissues and especially the retina from ultraviolet rays. In order to be absorbed and spread rapidly within the body, lycopene must be "cooked". The classic tomato sauce is the ideal condiment to make a good supply!

4. Salads The retina is a well-vascularized structure. Thanks to this rich network of capillaries, it receives the nourishment necessary for its cells to perform their functions. A nice plate of salad, thanks to the presence of folic acid, ensures a correct production of red blood cells thus ensuring good oxygenation of the cells.

5. Eggs The yolk is a good source of vitamin A, essential for night vision. A deficiency of vitamin A (or beta-carotene) can, therefore, alter the visual capacity in the twilight and in the dark, furthermore, it can also damage the conjunctiva and the cornea due to obstruction of the tear ducts.

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