My Truths #150 (eyesight)

by Stephanie

Once your eyesight starts to go it just keeps getting worse…True or False? Answer = False. I have been wearing glasses for over 20 years. I’m near sighted which means that I need my glasses to see far away. Things like driving (especially at dusk) are the worst. Last year I went to get my eyes tested and the optometrist told me that my eyesight had improved slightly. I said “Really? Does that happen very often?” He replied that adopting a better diet can have a positive effect on vision. He said “You must be eating healthier”. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that several month before I had adopted the “primal” diet and subscribed to a CSA (community supported agriculture program) which inspired me to eat A LOT more produce that I had been eating in the past.

I found an article on-line which discusses how and what food can your improve eyesight. The article mentions specifically: carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, milk, eggs, cheese, liver, salmon, citrus fruit and dark chocolate among many others. The concluding sentence to the article states “Eating a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meats can go a long way toward preserving and improving your vision.”… sounds like the Primal diet to me!