The superfood that helps improve vision: this is how it can be consumed

Diet is an important factor for visual health care. A food recommended by specialists is broccoli, which contains minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A and C, B1, B2 and B6; in addition to folic acid.

Broccoli also contains nutrients such as sulforaphane, “which prevents precancerous cells from becoming malignant, induces the death of diseased cells and prevents the appearance of vessels through which the tumor feeds and develops,” explains the website Body Mind.

In visual health, this plant helps protect eyesight from the sun, as highlighted by the portal Ophthalvist. Thanks to omega-3, broccoli is beneficial for eye health.

Broccoli is one of the best alternatives and the most natural to protect yourself from the sun’s rays, in addition to the most common and well-known good sunglasses, explains the website Ophthalvist.

In the part of the macula there are natural pigments such as lutein and zeaxanthin, which defend against UVA rays from the sun, and “broccoli can improve macular pigments and, therefore, the ability to protect from the sun’s rays, improving eye health”, indicates the mentioned portal specialized in visual health.

It is worth mentioning that visual health can be affected by factors such as age, genetics or underlying diseases that deteriorate vision.

In this digital age, constant exposure to screens, especially after a long period of work and virtual school, can increase the chances of experiencing a visual condition.

Broccoli is also known by its scientific name Brassica oleracea var. italics It is a vegetable that stands out for its healthy characteristics and that today is included in a wide variety of diets to have a balanced diet.

The aforementioned portal cites a study that determined that six volunteers who ate broccoli for a month, approximately 370 grams. “In the end, the experiment offers excellent results thanks to a diet rich in broccoli: up to an average 30% improvement in macular pigments.”

According to the portal Fresh Square, the consumption of broccoli “prevents retinitis pigmentosa”, which is a set of chronic eye diseases of genetic origin and of a degenerative nature, warns the aforementioned website.

“Following a varied and balanced diet is basic for our eyes,” says Laura Jorge, nutritionist-dietician in words that she collects Fresh Square, in which they also highlight the importance of consuming foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins, which are recommended for eye health care.

There are other measures that can be practiced to protect vision from natural deterioration over the years. The National Institute for the Blind, INCI, shares some of its recommendations to take care of the eyes.

  • Take breaks of 10 to 15 minutes after spending a couple of hours in front of the screens.
  • Have a suitable environment, with good lighting, preferably natural, to work.
  • Limit working time on the computer to a maximum of eight or 10 hours a day.
  • Every 20 minutes, take a break looking at a point as far away as possible.
Broccoli can improve macular pigments and therefore the ability to defend against sunlight. Photo: Getty Images. – Photo: Gettyimages Photo

Broccoli is also an ideal food for the benefit of other parts of the body, for example, it serves to fight anemia, thanks to its high iron content.

Because it is a low-fat food, “it directly affects blood cholesterol levels, reducing LDL and betting on a stronger and healthier heart,” as indicated by the portal Sports world.

Purifying properties, it helps in the health of the bones and improves the skin, are other benefits that broccoli provides.