Of the five human senses, we arguably rely on our sight the most.

However, as we get older, an unfortunate reality is that our eyes deteriorate, making it difficult to focus on objects close up and/or in the distance. Prescription lenses can assist to some extent, but we’re strong believers that prevention is the best cure.

Maintain your eye health by consuming these two natural foods:

1.  Astaxanthin

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In recent times, this wordy carotenoid has taken the medical world by storm thanks to its incredible antioxidising properties. It features significant free radical scavenging activity, which helps it to maintain the health of your eyes. Astaxanthin may be effective in minimising the risk of a range of eye diseases including diabetic neuropathy, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, among others.

This wonder nutraceutical is typically found in trout, shrimp and salmon. While we’re in full support of encouraging a healthy lifestyle, we believe it’s essential that we do so in a sustainable way. That’s why we’re developing an algae-based natural astaxanthin supplement that’s as good for your body as it is for the environment.

2. Vitamin C

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Vitamin C has a reputation for being something of a miracle vitamin. While it won’t turn water into wine, it will certainly help you maintain your vision and reduce the risk of eye disease. It can help the health of your eye by preventing or reducing the risk of ailments such as glaucoma and cataracts.

The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends that the average adult should be consuming around 45 milligrams of vitamin C every day. However, the human body is not capable of creating vitamin C, so it’s important that you get enough of it in your daily diet to fully reap the benefits. It can be found in a wide range of foods, including oranges, grapefruits, spinach and many more.