How to strengthen your eyes | Foods That Improve Vision (and Which to Avoid)
How many times have you found yourself staring at your completely washed-out screen, unable to make out what's going on in the game? Do you have the feeling that your reflexes have disappeared in front of the adversary? You need energy!
For a gamer, remaining indomitable for an entire game implies having refueled before going into battle. Your concentration draws a large part of this energy supply as you have to keep an eye on the enemy at all times.
To never have your head in the fog again, you need a meal of champion. In this article, we have gathered all the ingredients you must put on your plate so you will never have to pick it up again.
In this article :
- The best foods for your eyesight
- The worst foods for the eyes
The best foods for eyesight
The 5 reference foods that improve eyesight
It's good to know the world of Hyrule at your fingertips but… do you know the 5 best foods to improve your eyes? No !? Well, put down your ocarina and read the following.
Peas, lentils, green and red beans or even chickpeas are foods that contain a high content of protein and complex (or slow) sugars. These allow your body to benefit from energy over a longer period of time, enough to last for hours in the heat of the moment without showing any signs of weakness.
Legumes are also concentrated in vitamins B and E , substances that have a direct influence on the health of your eyes. With good energy and healthy eyes, pulses will make you the prince of FPS.
Like Billy Hatcher, always have an egg in your life. Eggs, whether fried, hard-boiled or in an omelet, are important foods for the gamer . For starters, they're a good source of fats and omega-3s that boost your cognitive performance and improve the health of your retinas .
Eggs also contain two antioxidants from the carotenoid family: lutein and zeaxanthin.
These two substances help maintain good vision by reducing the risk of eye diseases that gamers suffer from spending long hours in front of the screen.
Most fresh vegetables are healthy. As a high-level player, some of them can be more profitable than others.
Carrots, for example, are an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin . They are also rich in beta-carotene, a vitamin recognized for its role in vision and its adaptation to darkness.
Oily fish contain omega-3s in their flesh, which have a protective effect on your eyes . These fatty acids act both on your retina but also on your cognitive system.
All in all, this food strengthens your eyes while boosting your brain . You're going to see cans of herring differently!
Products such as rice, semolina, bulgur are cereal products.
Quinoa is undoubtedly the most popular in connection with a gaming activity. Excellent nutrient carrier , this cereal has a high concentration of iron, B vitamins, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.
A true final boss of nutrition, do we agree?
Focus Fruit – Fruits that improve eyesight
Chik! Chak! Sharpen your sabers, we have new fruits for you to discover to make your sight as precise as a sniper scope.
A story goes that during World War II, British fighter pilots consumed large quantities of blueberry jam to boost their night vision.
This small berry contains flavonoids (anthocyanins), cells involved in improving visual acuity . Its zinc content also contributes to the maintenance of vision. SO ? Do we get an Ace Combat 7 in night mode to test?
Loaded with vitamin C like Hulk could be with testosterone, the kiwi is the fruit to favor when you are a gamer. If we had to nominate the top rated fruit for vitamin C, the kiwi would win hands down.
Vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant to protect your eyes against premature aging. A kiwi a day is one more victory in your prize list!
In a previous article, we already talked about citrus fruits as a source of vitamin C. Oranges, mandarins, clementines, are powerful antioxidants.
Thanks to vitamin C, they reduce the risk of cataracts and slow down the planned obsolescence of your pupils.
The apple is also excellent for your eyes. Its antioxidant capacity is even up to twice as high as an orange. Something to want to bite into the forbidden fruit to strengthen your eyesight!
Tip : To consume a good dose of fruit, think of smoothies, it's extra, easy and perfect for recharging your energy. Here, our article on smoothies!
Focus vitamin: the best vitamin for your eyes
When it's time to boost eye health, vitamins are lining up at the gate like when you're waiting outside the game store for your first Play Station.
We've told you the best foods for eyesight, but we'd like to tell you what the ultimate vitamin for your eyeballs is .
Vitamin A is very important for vision. Long story short, a severe deficiency in this vitamin could cause you to go blind.
Vitamin A is involved in the formation of the rods of the eye which allow it to ensure good quality of sight, but also excellent night vision in addition to protecting the eye from certain harmful light rays for your pupils, such as blue or ultraviolet light.
Knowing all that, we'll end up calling it the AAA vitamin.
Which plant to improve eyesight?
Again, there are many plants to improve, stimulate and strengthen your vision. Faced with this inventory of secret weapons, it is not easy to know which one to choose to prepare for the long competitions that are coming.
In a previous article, we already told you about Ginkgo Biloba which has a favorable action on the eyes and which has the particularity of lowering the tension in the eyes .
However, there is another plant that catches our attention and that few gamers know about: it is the marigold, aka marigold.
Marigold flower contains a very high amount of carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin). If you are looking for a herbal tea for the eyes, it is possible to consume marigold in concoction or infusion.
It's a great way for you to take advantage of its medicinal properties that help protect your retina from environmental aggressors.
It's our little trick from Horus-X!
What food supplement for his eyes?
Food supplements are the little bonuses that you add as accessories to your body. Today there are as many add-ons as there are Pokémon to catch.
For this article, we wanted to come back to the supplement that seemed the most important to us.
On the other hand, if you want to know more, we have a complete guide that you can find on our blog .
Blueberry ? Her again? Yes, if we have chosen a supplement based on this fruit , it is because it provides you with an additional supply of lutein and zeaxanthin.
Without wishing to ramble on, these two substances act on your eyes on a global level: slowing down macular degeneration, protecting your eyes against light rays and free radicals, maintaining good acuity... so many qualities that we are full of. seen !
Be careful, however, to always be well informed about the supplement you want to use.
Foods that will ruin your eyesight
A few years ago, researchers at the University of Bristol revealed that one of their patients, a young teenager whose diet was particularly unbalanced, had lost his sight . They discovered that his diet consisted only of French fries, crisps and white bread .
For a gamer, it is important to remember that junk food can lead to irreversible damage to vision. What foods are bad for the eyes ?
You'll never say no to Grandma's good chocolate cake, we agree.
However, remember that sweets (or highly sugary foods) aren't very good team mates when it comes to defending your eyes .
Excess sugar promotes eye diseases and the risk of blindness. Afterwards of course, there is excess and little pleasure. It's up to you to know the limits.
Widely used in the manufacture of sandwich bread, white flour contains alloxan, an additive that turns into sugar when your body assimilates it.
Although white bread does not taste sweet, it can contain up to 80% carbohydrates (or sugars). And this will directly have an impact on the cells of your eyes.
The cold cuts
Red meat is an excellent source of protein as well as other health-promoting vitamins. However, when it is in the form of charcuterie, it is very often salty.
Salt has the particularity of increasing blood pressure and, moreover, eye pressure. Too much salt can harm your eyesight . It's best to throw some behind your shoulder to protect yourself from the evil eye before a final match!
There is probably nothing more satisfying than opening a can of soda after a good day of battles in Fortnite.
You know that soda is full of sugars. Well, if you know, that's a good start. So, a small drink from time to time, that's fine!
With this article, we hope you can find answers and recommendations for your diet.
It is necessary to always remember that a balanced diet is the key to boosting your senses, reflexes and gamer performance .
- Choose your foods wisely (dried vegetables, oily fish, fruits, and herbal teas)
- Vary your meals with the different recommendations.
- Do not deprive yourself but avoid sweets, processed foods, soda and salty products.