This year's main theme was "Food safety" by which WHO seeks to promote measures to improve the safety of food along the production chain, from farm to forc, proposing five keys to food safety
Maintain a healthy and balanced diet is key to take care of our health and from Optic Trending support the initiative stressing the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced diet to improve eye health
Did you know that 70% of eye diseases are related with malnutrition problems?. Because of this is important to maintain a diet taht contains the following vitamins and minerals. The following are the indispensable in your daily diet:
Vitamin A: Needed to avoid night blindness, better said to avoid lack of vision in light declines as the eye to adapt to darkness. It also prevents diseases such as vision lose that occurs on older people or cataracts. Helps the eyes to overcomes infections and such as conjuctivitis. Foods that are rich in this vitamin are: liver, whole milk, paprika, red pepper, cayenne, sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, melon, papaya, mango, peas, tomato and peach.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): Stimulates the antioxidant activity of vitamin E, which prevents cataracts and protects the eye health. Food that are rich in this vitamin are: liver, aromatic herbs, spices, peppers, almonds, cheeses (Roquefort, Brie, Limburguer), wheat bran, fish, (mackerel, Atlantic salmon, trout) sesame seeds, sun dried tomato.
Vitamin C: Its used as antioxidant to prevent diseases of vision, and speed healing of them. Foods containing this vitamin are: red berries, red and green peppers, tomatoes, spinach, guava, orange, lemon, parsley, kiwis, broccoli, brussels sprouts, persimmon, papaya, strawberry.
Vitamin E: Helps protect against deterioration of sight by age (macular degeneration): Foods containing this vitamin are: sunflower seeds, paprika, red pepper, almonds, peanuts, herbs (basil, oregano), dierd apricots, green olives, spinach cooked.
Minerals (Zinc): Within the eyes meet the higher levels of zinc in the body, so this mineral is beneficial for eye health, plus it helps vitamin A to function better. Zinc-righ foods are: pumpkin, oysters, meat sesame seeds, whole grain bread.
Remember that a healthy and balanced diet is a moderate consumption of such foods as bad is defective as it is an excess of this vitamins and minerals.