Eat This To Improve Your Night Vision

by Burke Speaker | October 22, 2013 8:59 am

For those who have trouble driving at night, the cure may be as close away as the grocery store.

New research[1] from China has found that lutein — found in the vegetable kale — can help improve your night vision.

Lutein is found in the eye and, if low, a person’s vision is impaired.

The study found that those who had consumed daily lutein supplements over a year’s time actually improved their sensitivity to glare, overall vision, and contrast ability.

A look at the right way to add the supplement to your diet (via Men’s Health[2]):

The 20 milligrams (mg) of lutein that people consumed every day is about the same as 1 cup of cooked kale (about 4 cups raw)—not exactly a small amount to consume daily. But a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables will help you consume optimal levels of the nutrient, suggests a study from the University of Texas.

However, if you’re looking to sharpen your vision, you may need to take a supplement to really see the effects.

Potential causes that lead to low lutein include poor diet, smoking and exposure to UV light.

Endnotes:
  1. New research: http://news.menshealth.com/eat-your-way-to-better-eyesight/2013/10/21/
  2. via Men’s Health: http://news.menshealth.com/eat-your-way-to-better-eyesight/2013/10/21/

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