Your eyes are the window to the world. However, we tend to exploit and overuse them by watching computer and mobile screens for longer hours. It is very important to take care of your eyes and keep them healthy in order to reduce the risk of developing eye conditions like cataract, glaucoma, poor night vision and dry eyes. To ward off the risk, it is imperative to maintain a healthy and well-balanced diet that is rich in vitamin A. Jumia, Nigeria’s leading online food ordering platform emphasizes that if you are not loading up on enough vitamin A for the day, you must include these foods to keep your eye health in check.
One of the richest sources of vitamin A is carrot. It is said that just one carrot has over 200% of your daily value of vitamin A, plus it has got other essential nutrients like vitamins B, K, and C, as well as fibre and magnesium.
Spinach (called Efo Tete in Yoruba) is yet another food that has a good amount of vitamin A along with iron that keeps your eyes healthy. Just one cup of spinach can give you 100 percent of vitamin A.
Mangoes may be high in sweetness and calories, but one mango doesn’t harm; in fact, it can only help keep your eyes healthy. A cupful of mangoes can give you up to 35 percent of vitamin A.
Pawpaw has got tons of nutrients and minerals along with antioxidants and enzymes that are beneficial for your overall health. It is said that pawpaws give 29 percent of your daily value of vitamin A.
Red bell peppers
Add red bell peppers (Yorubas call it “tatashe”) to your food more often, as they give you about 75 percent of vitamin A along with vitamin C that helps keep your eyes and health in check.