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Last Updated : Mar 03,2018
What is Defective Vision?
Defective vision refers to the inability to see objects clearly. This can be inability to see far off objects (short sightedness) or inability to see close by objects (long sightedness). In extreme cases, night blindness (inability to see at night) occurs.
Causes of Defective Vision
•Lack of nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin E, protein, iron etc.
•Excessive strain on the eyes
Symptoms of Defective Vision
•Heaviness of the eyes
Here are some important food sources with the nutrients they abound in which, will help improve your eyesight.
1. Green leafy vegetables: Leafy vegetables are a storehouse of vitamins A and E, the two nutrients which help us to maintain healthy eyesight. They also abound in iron which is an essential component of blood. Insufficient iron leads to decreased supply of blood to the eyes thus making the vision defective. Feasting on leafy vegetables will help you acquire better eyesight. If you do not enjoy eating raw vegetables, try disguising them in soups, salads, rotis etc. See Creamy Onion Spinach And Carrot Soup
2. Whole grains and cereals: These are also rich sources of vitamin E. Include cereals like wheat, jowar, wheat bran, rice bran etc. as a part of your daily meal. Refined and processed cereals like maida and semolina have very minimal vitamin E as much of it is in the outer covering of grains.
3. Vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables: Vitamin C helps to protect the lens of the eyes. Fruits like orange, sweet lime, guava, papaya, amla etc. and vegetables like broccoli, capsicum, cabbage and all green leafy vegetables are good sources of vitamin C.
4. Dals, sprouts and dairy products: Protein rich foods like dals, sprouts and dairy products are of utmost importance for the formation of a protective chemical in the eyes which is extremely essential for good vision. Include these in your daily cooking and enhance your vision.
5. Orange-yellow fruits and vegetables: Fruits like papaya, carrot and tomatoes are a very good source of vitamin A. Combined with protein, these help to improve your vision, especially at night. So, ensure that you include enough of these orange, yellow coloured fruits and vegetables in your meal. If you are bored of eating them as salads or subzis, try preparing them in innovative ways, such as the Creamy Onion Spinach And Carrot Soup
Foods to be Avoided
•Tea and coffee
•Aerated drinks and alcohol
•Refined foods like maida, pasta, sugar and polished rice
•Canned and preserved foods
•Fast foods like pizzas, burgers etc.
•Ready-to-eat foods like wafers, popcorn etc.
Tips to Improve Vision
1. It is best to have raw fruits and vegetables. If you do cook them, try not to overcook as this leads to loss of volatile nutrients like vitamins C and B complex. Refer to the recipe of Lettuce and Bean Sprouts Salad in Lemon Dressing
2. Have at least two glasses of milk every day to make up for your protein requirement.
3. Include sprouts as a part of any one meal of the day. Sprouts abound in protein, iron and vitamin C and are easier to digest than dals.
4. To enhance the absorption of iron, squeeze a little vitamin C rich lemon juice in your daily cooking or have fresh lime juice after meals.
18 Oct 10
Tangy Twist ( Vitamin C Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
A glassful of vitamin c! although it is beneficial to eat whole fruit rather than a juice, this one is an exception as it provides your daily dose of vitamin c in one shot. Pomegranates are rich in fibre and potassium making this a refreshing shot of multi-vitamins. Drink-up!
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Carrot Methi Subzi ( Vitamin A and Vitamin C Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Carrots are one of the richest sources of carotenoids after fruits like mangoes and papaya. Fenugreek too is high in antioxidants, vitamin a and c. A great recipe that boosts immunity, eat this often for a stronger you. Tastes delicious when served hot with phulkas and curd.
12 Apr 15
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry by Tarla Dalal
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum ....
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Fenugreek and Mushroom Brown Rice by Tarla Dalal
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23 Sep 13
Spinach and Mint Soup by Tarla Dalal
Soup, with a lovely taste and consistency. This soup is brimful of the goodness of spinach and spring onion greens, not to forget a dash of coriander and mint. The nutmeg and black pepper not only spike up the flavour, they also bring in their healing properties—making this a true herbal delight.
05 May 18
Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti by Tarla Dalal
These taste really good when served piping hot with ghee. . . The tinge of garlic gives a nice twist to these bland rotis. . . Very easy to make and definitely worth a try!
05 Nov 15
Creamy Onion, Spinach and Carrot Soup by Tarla Dalal
Rich and luscious, this soup is a treat to the palate! What makes Creamy Onion, Spinach and Carrot Soup marvelous is the combination of nutrients like vitamins A, E, and iron.
The protein in milk works hand-in-hand with the vitamin A to further boost your vision. Enjoy this delicious Creamy On ....
12 Apr 15
Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap by Tarla Dalal
These sumptuous whole wheat wraps are perfect to have for brunch, or as a meal on the go. The use of fibre-rich ingredients like methi and moong make this an ideal food for diabetics. In general, most fibre-rich foods help the lower blood glucose levels, but methi is all the more efficient because i ....
25 Jun 14
Sprouted Methi Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Being rich not only in iron, but also in other nutrients like vitamin a, calcium and protein, this is a classic nutrient-based salad. Sprouting the methi seeds further enhances the nutrient quotient and also decreases the bitterness.
05 Nov 15
Lettuce and Bean Sprouts Salad in Lemon Dressing by Tarla Dalal
Your eyes are the windows through which you see the world, which makes it very important that they are sharp and clear! Here is a scrumptious salad of vitamin A rich lettuce and tomatoes paired with protein rich bean sprouts, which are excellent for clear vision.
The tangy lemon dressing is al ....
27 Mar 18
Paneer and Spinach Soup by Tarla Dalal
The protein-packed paneer and spinach soup is a meal in a bowl! generous use of moong dal, paneer and spinach make it extremely nourishing and filling, while the onion and pepper bring in their soothing yet sharp flavours.
18 Oct 10
Pineapple Cucumber and Celery Salad ( Multi Vitamin Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Cucumbers and pineapples are juicy, refreshing and rich with vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, fibre and water. These foods help in cleansing the system, maintaining body temperature, and hydrate the body. Chopping them up for this salad is a great way begin a meal and ensure that you don’t pile on too ma ....
12 Apr 15
Stuffed Capsicum in Tomato Gravy ( Diabetic Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Capsicum, stuffed with a mixed vegetable and low-fat paneer stuffing, is drowned in a generously-spiced tomato gravy to provide a flavourful boost of fibre and vitamin A. Not too much oil and no cream either, but still luscious, the Stuffed Capsicum in Tomato Gravy uses very little cornflour along w ....
04 Mar 11
Blacky Rum by Foodie#406125
Ginger and honey combination makes this drink delicious and delectable.
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